As usual today started out with a steady climb for about 2 miles, then it was up and down to a small village, nice church, but nobody home. The guide book said it was all downhill from here – WRONG! It continued up and down until long downhill to the village of Figueac. Unlike most of where we have been, Figueac is an interesting place. Medieval history with a very upscale present. We stopped for lunch in a churchyard, along with a number of other hikers. Dave was nursing a Dr. strangelove right knee that had a mind of it’s own, so,we burned off over an hour there and in the meantime everyone else left.we got back on the trail and surprisingly we caught up and passed the others. Not bad for hammering out 18 miles.