to Conques - Fri 6 Oct: Sunny. A long drive up hills, down into valleys, past fantastic scenery through little towns, around sharp turns to Conques.
Conques! As beautiful as ever . The hill up to the chapel, the hill up to the town, l'Auberge du Pont Romain, prune tarts, walnuts falling from walnut trees, blackberries sweet and ripe. Friendly people - La madame at the hotel - good food. Soup, ham, salami, cantaloupe, pommes frites, sausage and mushrooms, salad, cheese, grapes, red wine. Cemeteries along the way on hillsides covered with flowers - some have small green houses covering the flowers - a really strange sight. 100 drops of rain.
 I was in Conques in Nov 1971, again in 2000 and planning on a return this spring.