Day-64, Jun 24, Étaín, France

Great day. Took the train back to make up walking what I missed yesterday (had to do that because of hotel availability). Came up 6 km short–so I walked 28 km (17.5 mi) with reduced backpack weight–just left many things in the room that I ended up renting for two nights. BTW, check the picture out for how to tell a pilgrim is renting a hotel room. (Yes, I bring clothes line and pins and always unpack everything!)

I knew it was going to be a good day when the train conductor let me ride free to my launch point for walking back. Then midway I stopped at–you guessed it–a McDonalds for a cafe-au-lait (con leche), free Wi-Fi, and read the BREXIT news. I still can’t believe that the UK left the EU. 

Also saw this “look-out” house for two. Took a lunch break there and wanted to thank someone for building it–no one in sight.


  1. Joyce Summers — 06-25-2016 at 4:29 am

    It is wonderful to have a routine that works. Practice makes perfect. You have figured it out.

  2. Joyce Summers — 06-25-2016 at 4:29 am

    A lovely, peaceful place to eat lunch.

  3. Belle Cook — 06-25-2016 at 8:44 am

    Awesome Kurt! I still can’t believe how fast you got through Germany.

    • kurt — 06-26-2016 at 8:00 am

      It’s mainly because I decided to not repeat the part I did last year from Görlitz to Eisenach, about 360 km.