Today we decided to go to Spain for the day - Di wanted to buy some wine (what's new?) and I wanted to check out a new Col to cycle (what's new?).
So we went to the Col du Pourtalet, located about an hours drive west from Chez Passet - I discovered a 26kms climb and Di discovered some more good wine so it was a win, win situation for both us AND we had a fantastic lunch in the sunshine...
it's amazing that only 2 Valleys over the topography is completely different, the language a lot harsher (Basque influence) and the roads are a lot narrower - the main road to Spain is not so main?!
We had a busy Easter, the guests were 3 cyclists , a family on vacation from Australia and a couple who had never been to this area before. They all seemed to have enjoyed themselves, I really liked the couple's faces as they came back from their day out , they couldn't stop smiling and vowed to come back for more...
The Magic of the Pyrénées
Spain For A Day was pretty cool, it's now time to taste what Di bought - Rioja Reserva 2005