Just a few minutes ago, a friend knocked on the door and announced he had good news for me, and bad news.
The bad news is that the lost luggage is no more.
The good news is that it is no more because it is here at the Institute. It's in the secretary's office, so as soon as lunch is over I will head over there and reclaim it. Then I suppose the next step is to un- and re-pack and then book my bus ticket to Burgos, where I will begin the walking part of this pilgrimage. By the time I hit the road and start walking, I'll have gained 10 days in Paris and several new friends.