Lunch by Lac de Gaube. What a spectacular spot. And warm too... glad I brought that refreshing beverage! wink

12:25

Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!

12:14

Don't know why soft lad is mincing around like that... I doubt there's much chance of getting wet! wink

11:45

So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?

11:10

Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!

10:50

Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!

13:11

Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! wink Nom, nom, nom, nom! tongue

12:44

More autumn views... Col d'Aspin of course! Tourist friends mean we have to go sightseeing. Tough day for it! wink grin

16:13

Buzzed by a large Macaw Parrot today while riding through a tiny village in the French Pyrenees #Bizarre #FirstTimeForEverything #Squawk

16:35

Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool! smile

12:10

Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi grin grin

13:30

Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau! wink tongue

19:15

I won't try to insult your intelligence with 'decisions, decisions'... of course one has to have both! wink Cheers! grin

16:32

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! wink

11:49

Afternoon snack. Nom, nom, nom! grin #bread #cheese #saucisson

11:31

Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door! grin

09:06

We pass here all the time, but it's still worth a picture once in a while. That village below is Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

13:43

View from the terrace at our local golf club. Lucky one doesn't have to play or be a member to enjoy this smile Phew! wink

10:27

Guess cage broke yesterday sad Worn out pin not replaceable anyhow so fixed with cannibalised spare from parts bin grin

14:46

What's wrong with this picture? Happened out riding but random stranger gave us a lift home. People here are so nice!

13:38

Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! wink #ToughGig

12:50

Today's ride: 'Sunny Tourist Loop'. While none of these roads are famous it's 'tourism' because I stopped for pics smile

14:22

Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!

16:56

Enjoying this artisanal beer from Brittany courtesy of our good friends up there. Thank you, and cheers! smile

13:13

Snow on local 'hills' so autumnal tonne up to Rabastens-de-Bigorre & back. Beautiful roads. Amazing variety here grin

16:08

Affligem xmas beer for under 2€/litre. A delicious bargain! Best get some in - expecting thirsty guests soon! wink

11:58

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!

13:04

Caught out in the rain for the fist time all year & this is the result. Yerch! sad Lucky this doesn't happen often!

08:38

Sunrise from the front door. #Tropical wink

19:47

Local bike club fete today. No riding, but eating & drinking all arvo. Lots of fun. No pics, I need to lie down! #AntiTraining #OffSeason wink

11:58

Heading out to lunch with the local bike club. Random view on the trip there. Lovely & warm in the sunshine today smile

08:35

Awesome morning view from our room in Salles-Lavalette. Lovely breakie spread too. Thanks to our very generous hosts!

23:16

We've been provided with a lovely traditional room this evening. Little nippy here but so comfy & cosy in that bed!

09:24

Last minute decision to take in a concert. In the cheap seats! wink grin wink grin wink

09:11

Bonjour Paris! And... au revoir. Not a bad morning for a quick walkabout.

19:33

Dinner in Paris. Rather nice Coq au vin for me, something odd for her wink Sitting watching the world go by. Cheers!

18:13

La Chouffe is fantastic beer & rare to find it on tap. Cheers! grin #CentralParisPricesMadeThisMostExpensivePintEver!

17:58

Strolling streets of Saint-Germain. These food shops & people eating on the street helping us working up an appetite!

08:19

Free WiFi/charging desk at Tarbes train station. Well... free so long as you pedal. Great idea & saw kids using it!

14:57

Wondering Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Dappled light, traditional buildings, admiring autumn colours on the hillside above.

08:48

So people in UK/USA think Brexit/Trump stick it to the establishment? You do realise who put those choices before them, right? #NoRealChange

14:36

Moooooooo! Stuck in traffic again... doh! wink

13:10

Another random countryside walk. More curious cattle. Such a relaxing time smile

13:35

Lunch with friends after a damp walk. Advantage of chilly conditions: the restaurant is serving vin chaud. Cheers!

12:44

Short walk near Lac de Payolle. Well, it' can't be glorious sunshine all the time & besides, I quite like the mist tongue

09:19

Gooooooooood morning UuuuuSssssAaaaa! Back on top as World's Dumbest nation! U-S-A! U-S-A! #FacePalm #TheyAreAllJustPuppets #NoRealChange wink

10:39

Short stroll to check out our new locale. Love how the inquisitive neighbours look up from their morning snack wink smile

18:44

Not just a pretty face? wink Access to oven + bit of spare time means fresh bread baked by my own fair hands. Yum! smile

17:43

Chatting to local about huge mushrooms he just picked from his field. He insisted we take them to try. So lucky! Yum!

11:27

Same road as last time, just bit slower today wink Must have been the clouds holding us back. Right girls? wink grin tongue wink