Day-63, Jun 23, Metz to Sainte-Marie-aux-Chênes and beyond to Auboue, France

The 21-km (13 mi) walk went well, although the day was well  on its way toward reaching close to 90 deg. Then nothing went well until checking into a hotel 12+ hrs after checking out this morning. It was one of those days, but I persevered and all turned out well. It all had to do with securing a hotel. Only hotel available was 34 km down the road–had to get there by train that only runs morning and evening. So I waited 4 hrs–good lesson in patience (the pic is at the open-air train station).

When I hit my destination on the train, the door wouldn’t open and the train started taking off again. People saw the problem and got the train driver to stop it–all ended well. Tomorrow, I will take the train partway back to walk a big chunk of what I missed today.

I suppose the walk went well because I was following new waymarkers! Didn’t drink any all day, but must have had at least four quarts of water that nearly all evaporated through my skin (you get my point).


  1. Joyce Summers — 06-25-2016 at 4:23 am

    A lesson in patience and an adventure too! There may be more lessons here too, Kurt . . . There is a range: drinking no water to drinking a canteen an hour as the army recommends when working outdoors in the heat. Somewhere in between is most likely what is best for you 🙂

  2. Joyce Summers — 06-25-2016 at 4:24 am

    Oh no! Not the big smiley face again. Another lesson learned by me! Again!