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In August of 2019, we were doing our second leg (450 km) of the Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle in France. For such an endeavor, minimizing luggage weight is paramount, so I limited my photography equipment to one camera, 2 lenses, and a few memory cards. In 35 mm terms, I carried a 24-200 mm F4 lens and a 50 mm F1.4. Portability is one of the reasons I love my micro Four Thirds gear.
One day in famous city of Cahors, after a delicious lunch accompanied by a gorgeous local wine, we decided to take a boat tour on the river Lot. I was awed by the Valentré bridge, with a span of six mag-nificent fortified stone arches. It was built in the early 14th century because of the French-English hun-dred years’ war. In 1998 this jewel was classified as a world heritage site.
Hiking the famous Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle is not only good exercise, but it also offers great opportunities each day to take marvelous photos and meet happy people who have come from all around the world, and to sample and experience the amazing French culture and scenery.
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