So, I’m on my last 4 km of the day heading to Mondorf-les-Bains. I had walked faster than expected and was contemplating going further than planned. However, I was unsure of the lodging situation beyond Mondorf. I was deep in thought.
I am walking on a deserted country road. There has been no traffic. It is very quiet. There is a field on one side and an embankment on the other and tall grass up to the edge of the road on both sides.
About 50 meters ahead I notice a dark shape in the grass, along the embankment. A few more steps and I realize that there are two people laying down. As I get close I see the trekking poles and backpacks. Hallelujah! Two more hikers.
They are Conchita & Andre from Belgium. They started around Maastricht and are heading to Rome. They expect to make it by around Oct/Nov.
We had a nice little chat. They are a lovely couple and I hope I run into them again. Conchita is maintaining a blog at http://cenatevoetnaarrome.gaatverweg.nl. It’s in Flemish so fire up Google Translate.
So, all together, over the last 19 days I have met a total of 7 pass thru hikers. The Dorgans, Americans living in Paris and heading to Nice. Three other Belgians who started in the Belgian/Luxembourg border and heading to Nice also. I met them on their first day of hiking and unfortunately, we spoke very briefly and I did not take a picture.
Oh, I stopped in Mondorf but you already knew that from my last post 😀.