29.07.2008 - 30.07.2008 32 °C
Well, just a miniscule update really. I've done a long post below regarding camping, but that is aimed at the general public (linked from a travel website) though you might find it interesting.
Still having a super time. It's baking hot. Piece of advice - if you buy a ragtop for touring Europe. Get one with air conditioning!. It's simply too hot midday. Our cooling system is whacko - it blows cool for about 2 seconds, then blisteringly hot. I looked under the bonnet - it draws air from above the engine - doh!
Moving on - went for a random drive around yesterday and stumbled across a tiny village called Villars. We had a super lunch in a lovely shaded restaurant. The chef came out and said hello and then went in to cook for us. It felt very personal. We were the only people there for the 1st hour. He came out and wished us Bon Appetite as we started.
We both had the Carpaccio to start (raw beef) - it was sublime! - ice cold, on a bed of salad and herbs, with parmesan shavings on top. Best Carpaccio we've ever had. I then had a perfectly cooked filet steak and K had pork in a mustard sauce. We chugged on a local bottle of rose :-) - A Villars no less!
A really fab lunch in a lovely setting.
We are off on a hike tomorrow with a guide. Lots of pictures to come.