Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Another source of aggravation for almost everyone who has walked the VF is finding accommodation. As far back as 2003 when I was researching the Via for our planned walk, the only written accounts were Veronica O'Connors short diary of her walk in 2002, Brandon Wilson's diary of his walk from the Gr St Bernard to Rome and Jeff McDonald's diary of his walk in 2004.
Jeff often referred to his frustration in trying to find a hotel at the end of a day. His diary gives the time taken for each stage, and in it he writes: 'The times include finding accommodation each day, sometimes that could take an hour or so.'