Les Estrets to Aumont-Aubrac – 9K

This entry is part 10 of 38 in the series Part 1: Le Puy-en-Valey to Moissac

Hotel Prunieres (57€)

Very short day with lots of ups and downs, again through forests and meadows. The country here looks like California’s West Marin.  Hotel had bathtub and towel warmer, welcome on a very dreary day.  We had lunch at the Hotel Aubrac and then toured the town in the rain.  We pondered a statue of le Bete (Beast) de Gévauden, a creature who roamed the area 240 years ago – and killed some 113 people!  It is now believed to have been a rabid lynx.  We bought water repellent for Nick’s jacket and mustard for future sandwiches.  Back to hotel to do laundry.  Couldn’t miss such a great opportunity to dry clothes on towel warming rack.  Dinner OK… Bonnie had a good salad, pork tenderloin, cheese and an apple tart.  Nick’s not so good… poor fish but great ice cream.  Bon nuit.


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