Have some city slicker friends come to stay. They appear to like a tipple! Just a couple of days worth here! Hic!
Lunch by Lac de Gaube. What a spectacular spot. And warm too... glad I brought that refreshing beverage!
Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!
Don't know why soft lad is mincing around like that... I doubt there's much chance of getting wet!
So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?
Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!
Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!
Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! Nom, nom, nom, nom!
More autumn views... Col d'Aspin of course! Tourist friends mean we have to go sightseeing. Tough day for it!
Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool!
Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi
Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau!
I won't try to insult your intelligence with 'decisions, decisions'... of course one has to have both! Cheers!
Pic from one of the club guys today. Not at all the prettiest part of the ride, but I'm in this shot, so... share!
Afternoon snack. Nom, nom, nom! #bread #cheese #saucisson
Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door!
We pass here all the time, but it's still worth a picture once in a while. That village below is Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
View from the terrace at our local golf club. Lucky one doesn't have to play or be a member to enjoy this Phew!
Guess cage broke yesterday Worn out pin not replaceable anyhow so fixed with cannibalised spare from parts bin
What's wrong with this picture? Happened out riding but random stranger gave us a lift home. People here are so nice!
Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! #ToughGig
Today's ride: 'Sunny Tourist Loop'. While none of these roads are famous it's 'tourism' because I stopped for pics
Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!
Enjoying this artisanal beer from Brittany courtesy of our good friends up there. Thank you, and cheers!
Snow on local 'hills' so autumnal tonne up to Rabastens-de-Bigorre & back. Beautiful roads. Amazing variety here
Affligem xmas beer for under 2€/litre. A delicious bargain! Best get some in - expecting thirsty guests soon!
Does @Nigel_Farage realise if he emigrates to USA, instead of being confronted with a few strong words it could be guns? Good luck Nige!
Caught out in the rain for the fist time all year & this is the result. Yerch! Lucky this doesn't happen often!
Sunrise from the front door. #Tropical
Heading out to lunch with the local bike club. Random view on the trip there. Lovely & warm in the sunshine today
Awesome morning view from our room in Salles-Lavalette. Lovely breakie spread too. Thanks to our very generous hosts!
We've been provided with a lovely traditional room this evening. Little nippy here but so comfy & cosy in that bed!
Last minute decision to take in a concert. In the cheap seats!
Bonjour Paris! And... au revoir. Not a bad morning for a quick walkabout.
Dinner in Paris. Rather nice Coq au vin for me, something odd for her Sitting watching the world go by. Cheers!
La Chouffe is fantastic beer & rare to find it on tap. Cheers! #CentralParisPricesMadeThisMostExpensivePintEver!
Strolling streets of Saint-Germain. These food shops & people eating on the street helping us working up an appetite!
Free WiFi/charging desk at Tarbes train station. Well... free so long as you pedal. Great idea & saw kids using it!
Wondering Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Dappled light, traditional buildings, admiring autumn colours on the hillside above.
So people in UK/USA think Brexit/Trump stick it to the establishment? You do realise who put those choices before them, right? #NoRealChange
Moooooooo! Stuck in traffic again... doh!
Another random countryside walk. More curious cattle. Such a relaxing time
Lunch with friends after a damp walk. Advantage of chilly conditions: the restaurant is serving vin chaud. Cheers!
Short walk near Lac de Payolle. Well, it' can't be glorious sunshine all the time & besides, I quite like the mist
Short stroll to check out our new locale. Love how the inquisitive neighbours look up from their morning snack
Not just a pretty face? Access to oven + bit of spare time means fresh bread baked by my own fair hands. Yum!
Chatting to local about huge mushrooms he just picked from his field. He insisted we take them to try. So lucky! Yum!