2017 E5 walk, day 46: Alençon to Aillières-Beauvoir
I headed back into Alençon’s shopping district to the wireless store, to buy a screen protector — Meghan convinced me that I really didn’t want to have to repair my screen a second time. Just like the Apple Store, it was identical to a wireless store in the United States, and I spent as little time in there as I could.
After that, I headed out; it was later than I wanted, but my day wasn’t going to be super-long. The trail started in the fields and farms outside Alençon, and soon I crossed out of Normandy and into the region of Pays-de-la-Loire (which I would leave for Normandy again the next day).
Soon after, I entered yet another forest, this one the Forêt Domaniale de Perseigne. I seem to recall this forest feeling a little lighter than those of previous days, perhaps as if it had been logged more recently.
Minutes after leaving the forest, I entered the village of Aillières-Beauvoir, where I stayed at the Auberge de l’Oree du Bois (“Woodland Inn”, roughly), with a small restaurant on the ground floor and a handful of rooms above. The owner had traveled to the United States, though not anywhere I’d lived, and we compared notes as I ate a satisfying dinner.