Spotted in a local store: Bigourdan Pin Cake is made of many layers spooned over it as it slowly cooks. Yummy! tongue grin


Today's ride: both sides of the Col du Portillion plus Superbagnères. Spectacular... & the descent is ballistic! grin


Today's ride: Port de la Bonaigua. Side trip to Pla de Beret had fantastic views of the Val d'Aran. Lovely place smile


Time for desert. Guess I'd better finish this Sangria first! wink grin tongue


We came to this place for the tapas, but could be worth another visit to try the steak. One of the smaller ones!


Didn't know what this dish was, but took it anyhow. Turns out to be deep fried cheese with jam on top. Soooo good! grin


When in Spain... grin Loving this tapas bar in Urtau Arties (Valle de Aran). It's an amazing place! Nom, nom, nom! tongue


Entering Val d'Aran from Port de la Bonaigua. One of the best parts of the Spanish Pyrenees we've seen. So beautiful.


Hike to Estany de Gerber, past another two smaller lakes. This pretty high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, around 2150m.


The C-28 in Spain, climbing to Port de la Bonaigua. Sadly am driving it today instead of riding. Very poor planning!


Passing by Esterri d'Àneu so short walk around. Nice, relaxed place. Late morning & streets full of coffee lovers.


Arrive at hot Spanish camp. Lay on picnic blanket in shade. Red walls of the gorge remind me a bit of Aussie outback!


Random scene from today's drive. Somewhere on the N-260 in Spain. OK - that's a long road. Near Guils del Cantó wink


Spanish Sunday lunch. Pratiwi had a big octopus leg that just melted in the mouth. Unbelievable how good that was!


Stroll round La Seu d'Urgell, a little Spanish town just South of Andorra. Working up an appetite for Sunday lunch.


Other side of Col de Puymorens & jaunt into Spain. Also passed a solar thermal power plant with huge mirrors. Cool!


Andorran pizza. It might be the middle of summer, but in the shade it's still a bit chilly up here so went down well!


Today's ride: 38km climb to highest paved road in Pyrenees. Plus Col de Puymorens. Plus Ax 3 Domaines. Fantastic! grin


Rest day stroll into Ax-les-Thermes & back. Lovely shady path along the river smile


Today's ride: Plateau de Beille. It's OK, but not that pretty. Valley road super busy too. Think I've been spoilt? wink


Today's ride: Col de Pailheres... with a few others to a warm up wink Beautiful & it's another one for horse lovers! smile


Hmmmmm... not... sure... think this tyre maybe needs replacing wink #LotsOfMiles wink grin


Almond liqueur found in my sister's house. Yum! Fun fact: while it tastes of almonds there's actually none in there!


Deserted village alley in Quillan at dusk.


Entertainment in a little square in Quillan. This sort of thing is completely normal throughout summer in France.


Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind! wink tongue


We're staying in Quillan today, but took a little walk out of town to get away from it all wink


Dropped by a random stranger 1km from Aspin summit today but somehow found a sprint 50m from top & got over him for KoM points! #OhYeah! grin


Today's ride: local loop then up the Col d'Aspin. Because, why not? Mooooooo! grin


What idiot tech writer thinks it's OK to say a function returns 'int' without listing the possible values & their meaning? #KidsTheseDays sad


Quite walk down a shady country lane. It doesn't always have to have an amazing view. Love the peace & quiet.


Imagine if resources spent on 'security' were used to improve things 'outside' so it's safe everywhere, not just 'at home' #BridgesNotWalls


Just walked into a restaurant & asked for the menu. Told chef was sleeping & don't know what will be served until he wakes up! #Different


Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!


Spotted in a local village: nice guy carrying a bike for a mate, or a bike thief! Around here likely it's the former.


Do you suppose it's by chance that a German beer bottle fits perfectly inside this nice German beer mug? I doubt it.


Today's ride: Cloudy spin up the valley, but as usual, view from the Col d'Aspin fails to disappoint!


Evening snack: Beer, baguette, roquefort, rillettes de canard. Yum! While Pratiwi went for coffee & cake. Durh! tongue wink


Bagneres-de-Bigorre fete. Few early snaps in the market hall with freshly sliced prosciutto, drinks & other goodies.


Think this is a Persian Silk Tree, they seem very popular in this area & are all in flower right now. Very colourful.


Another Tourmalet day. Up top then a little way down the West side for a 'different' - it's all relative wink - angle.


As rock'n'roll as it gets in the French countryside: local singers at a campsite. At least there was free alcohol! wink


Pratiwi's favourite alcoholic beverage. All the better at this very offensive price! wink #MoreBeerMoneyForMe tongue :P


Wondered into the nearby village on a sticky hot afternoon. Ice cream reward for some, cool glass of beer for others.


Saw something on social media re:shooting. Check news. Turns out its USA business as usual. Terrible but true http://www.gunviolencearchive.org


Relaxing in shade of an old apple tree. It's laden with fruit, lucky not to be doing an Isaac Newton impression! wink


When you don't feel like going high, a nice spin in the foothills is the go. Super quiet roads and views like this.


Watching sunset over a neighbouring cornfield. Air thick with pollen & insects. Lucky we don't suffer from hay fever!


Teenie, tiny little stroll near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Absolutely love it here. It's even good when not on a bike! wink


Relaxing near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Joys of carrying everything everywhere: always have outdoor furniture to hand smile