July 22. A good first day. Mostly sunny, no rain, not too hard (although I am quite tired) and some good views. In places the trail wanders back and forth across the Spanish border; the little town where I had lunch, just on the French side of the border, seemed be as much Spanish as French.
The hills here (not mountains yet, that comes farther inland) get a lot of rain. The trails are muddy and badly eroded in places. It makes for slow walking.
There were goats with bells grazing in the hills as well as something I haven’t seen before, free-range horses with bells.
I’m in a hotel in a very small town tonight and I’ll sleep well. Can’t connect to the WiFI here, so this will be posted later.