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It’s 09:38 on 9/11 (for the Americans remembered) of 2017. We've just crossed the Ponte delle Torri Aqueduct illegally under the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. Niels has already left. There is also no one waiting to arrest us after we made our forbidden crossing....

It’s 17:32 of 6 September 2017 on my hike with Niels Troost on the Way of St Francis. Walking through the St Giacomo Gate into the older part of Assisi, we pass under an arched crossing. It doesn’t matter how tired I feel, I still...

31 August 2017. A good night’s rest at Poggio Villa Fano was just what the doctor ordered. The necessary recovery from walking double the distance to Citerna, on Stage 9 of the Via Francigena di San Francesco, feels complete. My boots feel good on my...