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I found that day the most personally satisfying of the whole VF. I also took a slight detour so that I could put my feet in the sea. As a teenager I had read John Hillaby's "Journey Through Europe" about a walk from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and it made a deep impression on me. I never imagined that one day I might do the same.

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About 5 weeks ago, just before I left California, I was mentioning to my neighbor that I was going to be in Switzerland during my time away, hiking the Via Francigena. During this conversation...
Another early morning/dark start out of Besancon. Within a mile I was climbing two foot wide dirt trails in the forest. The entire day was spent in and out of the forest and up and down hills...
Anyone starting in Dover in the next few weeks that I can meet up with .Chrisy
Out the door at 5 and immediately into the hills, climbing a single track 👣 up, up and more up. Passed a beautiful castle and a bunch of baby goats. About mid morning the trail made a sharp...
News from the Via Francigena Association indicates they are trying to encourage more pilgrim specific accommodation on the route. I particularly liked this comment...
Got up late and went out and found a Dunkin Donuts coffee shop. I ordered the largest cup of coffee and walked to a laundromat to wash my well worn dirty laundry. I later walked to the beautiful...

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