Gerard had asked me to keep an eye out for the guy that gave him the cart. His name is Les (another ex army person). I had not come across him at all, but this morning, I chatted to a pilgrim at a bus stop. He told me that he was deciding whether it not to keep going, or go home to visit a dying friend. After a few minutes, I realized this was Les! I was going to say ‘how strange’, but this is what happens here. He was about to leave the Camino and I happened to meet him just before so I could pass on a message from Gerard. The Camino provides indeed!