I am planning to leave Canterbury on May 2 - walking, initially at least, with a companion from Pennsylvania. I am an expat Brit living in the US. Hoping to reach Rome in third week of July and intending to use B&B's and cheap hotels - at least in France. Hope we meet up.I was wondering how many are leaving Canterbury for Rome in the middle of April beginning of May time frame of this year. That is when I intend on beginning my walk.