I did my first long distance cycle ride from Paris to Mont St. Michel and onto St. Malo - 340 miles in 6 days. A truly fantastic experience.
Met no other cyclists and even had a Police escort from the Calais ferry into the town!
June 2016 - John completed a 230 mile walk from Farnham along St. Swithin's Way to Winchester, and then along the Chemin de Saint Michel via Portsmouth, Cherbourg and on down to Mont. St. Michel. A fantastic walk and no other walkers!! The picture is of me crossing the five miles of sand, mud and rivers to the Abbey.
The in September 2017 joined the French Association walk from Caen to Mont St. Michel - 55 walkers. Another great experience, met every Mayor, and was on both local and National French TV!
May 30th 2014 - My recent walk of 300km was along GR700 - The Camino St. Gillies. Originally the fourth major pilgrimage route after Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago de Compostella. A really stunning walk from Le Puy le Vezlay to St. Gillies on the Camargue in Southern France. I walked on to Arles which is a starting point for Santiago. An amazing walk and a book to be written - NOW OUT!
Photo of me outside St, Nazairre church, St. Gillies.
My recent walk along GR107 - The Chemin des Bonhommes, from Foix in Southern France, over the Pyrenees to Berga near Barcelona. 11 days of amazing mountain walking - 9,000m (30,000ft) of ascent/descent - tracing the 13th & 14th. century route used by the Cathars - the Good Men - to escape the Pope's Inquisition. April 2014 - Now read the book about it!