13:18

Today's lunch from the road: Lebanese in Mauvezin. Nice enough, but suspect menu is watered down for French tastes.

15:36

Post-ride refreshments in dappled autumn sunshine. Lovely day here. Cheers! smile

12:39

Sublime lunch at La Table de Michele, Campsas. Love random finds like this. Lucky we didn't fancy a bottle of wine wink

14:06

Post-ride refreshments smile Love this time of year when we can sit on terrace in warm sun & not get burnt to a crisp!

12:37

In Toulouse for a routine appointment. Never miss a chance to visit fave Indian restaurant here. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

20:34

Dinner: Octopus, 1kg of steak, cheesecake & nice bottle of Rioja. Spanish sure know how to do meat! Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:25

When 'special meat' at lunch turns out to be tripe. Doh! Lucky Asian wife took that & rest of meal was delish. Phew!

12:54

Walk in Lekeitio. Fancied lunch but no food to be seen, just bars with men sipping white wine. Odd! Nice beach tho smile

13:49

Lunchtime bargain: 3 courses + beer + coffee for 14E. Generous portions too, now absolutely stuffed! Nom, nom, nom tongue

19:41

Dinner at La Tasca de Ana, Jaca. Wonderful little tapas bar. Great food, nice cosy atmosphere. Love it smile

11:46

Mushroom, mushroom! Yes, 'tis the season to have fun searching for mushrooms our daily stroll smile

20:03

Dinner in Maison Bonnet, Itxassou. Really great flavours & beautifully presented. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

12:58

Auberge d'Ahusquy. Spectacular views. Unbelievable food. Enough said.

15:53

Late lunch of fish & chi... oh wait, my wife is Asian, fish with spicy rice & potatoes wink Nice rose too. Cheers! smile

12:06

Happy anniversary to us! smile In town for little drink watching the world go by then great lunch at O2C. Nom, nom, nom!

11:24

Obligatory, "We're on a road trip across France in July", picture grin

13:31

Place we fancied for lunch in Charolles full so ate snails, duck & creme brulee in Digoin instead. Could be worse! wink

20:44

Had a wonderful dinner in the town square here in Staufen. Love towns & villages like this. So colourful & historic.

19:15

Huge post-ride dinner of German goodies: Schnitzels, chips, pork & spaetzle. Strudel & of course beer. Hits the spot!

13:49

Willkommen in Deutschland! 2 mins after crossing the border sat with a beer, eating schnitzel & pulled pork. Nom! tongue

11:51

Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall (by volume). We were passing so had to have a look, but a little puny TBH tongue

09:45

Time to leave Lake Lucerne... really love this place. Last of the views on the road above Weggis. Tschuss!

12:43

Lucky lunch find: amazing Thai buffet. Saw customers having seconds, followed the lead & had 2 plates like this! Yum!

10:59

Random shots from today's instalment of 'Driving Through Switzerland in the Rain'. Bit of a theme forming here!

13:41

Yum lunch from Warung Kecil tongue Amazing so nice & sunny given downpour only 1hr earlier - see clouds up valley behind!

14:35

Late lunch after a morning's hike. Last of the fresh pasta from Italy sitting under a shady tree. We like it here smile

11:43

Onwards & upwards as they say! Last part of today's hike via Windegghutte. Few chains on this climb. Awesome route!

10:50

The Trift Bridge. Because why wouldn't you build a rope crossing between cliffs above a glacial lake? A. Maze. Ing!!!

09:07

Rain forecast, but awoke to blue skies so maybe it's our lucky day? Fingers crossed as we hop in this cute telecabin.

20:19

Quite a drive today so short evening walk to get the legs moving. Parked up in Aareschlucht, Switzerland. Very nice!

15:36

Driving the Susten Pass (2,264m) in rain & fog. You'd think it would suck but: wow! Love me some misty mountains! grin

11:51

Few minutes drive up the lake... Ciao Svizzera! Quick look around Ascona in the rain. Still beautiful smile

18:54

Dinner? As if you couldn't guess: beer & fanta then pizza, pasta & tiramisu! Nom, nom, nom! tongue

18:48

Short walk into Cannobio centre. Along the lake of course. Now... what's for dinner!?

12:26

Random shots from today's little drive along Lake Maggiore. Feriolo then coffee stop in Intra. Another glorious day.

20:19

Dinner at Pane e Vino, Orta. Absolutely loved our platter of meat+cheese & breads. Sublime flavours. Great beer too!

19:11

... and so we find ourselves on the shores of Lake Orta. Quite pretty with some hills around. Weather seems OK. Phew!

12:43

Rain & fog cleared by noon so: so much for a rest day. Mind you, this little forest hike was still pretty relaxing smile

10:02

Seems 2hr+ dawn ride not enough today so took 100s of steps up to tiny church perched atop volcanic rock. Nice view!

09:03

Lac de Gaube & Pont d'Espagne - always incredible! Perfect weather. Saw a few marmots but to slow for a pic - doh!

19:19

Town square in the lovely mountain village of Prades. Naturally there's an awesome tapas bar here. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

15:30

Cliff-edge walk around Siurana. Wow! Reminiscent of Blue Mountains. You know, except for the 900 year old church! wink

15:13

Obligatory cliff edge shots from Siurana. Spot Pratiwi? wink & a few in the village. Lovely here in spring sunshine smile

15:34

Windy walk home on't beach after lunch. Guess who forgot their sunnies? wink In my defence was overcast when we left tongue

14:24

Lunch in Calafell. Windy out today so sitting inside. Awesome 3 courses + olives, wine & coffee. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:10

Japanese snack in Vilanova i la Geltru. Would swear steak I had couple days back was bigger than this whole tray! wink

11:05

Wondering around Vilanova i la Geltru between a couple of brief showers. Nice little town, worth a look if passing.

11:28

The Ferreres Aqueduct: wow! Not in bad shape for a 2000 year old pile of rocks! Love that we can walk over it too! smile

09:23

Starting the weekend right with little Saturday morning stroll on the beach smile

19:37

Beach-side apperos/dinner. Fried anchovies for me but ordered paella for 2 in error so had to help Pratiwi. Oops! wink