Keith on March 18th, 2012

Came across this water fall on a drive about.  Took a short video – click here.

Keith on March 18th, 2012

So  what, I hear you say!

This is the first significant rainfall we have experienced since starting out on December the 8th 2011.

Keith on March 16th, 2012

We like to try local produce.  Saw an add for ice cream made on a farm using milk produced by their own cows.  We had to visit and try some, as a little treat you understand.  Bought two 1/2 litre cartons.

We both agree it is the nicest ice cream we have tasted in a long time. Yummy. So nice you eat a little at a time.

Keith on March 16th, 2012

On Wednesday we headed for our next stop Xonrupt Longmear, in the Haute-SaÔne Vosage region of France, a distance of about fifty miles.  We new we had some twisting hilly roads to deal with and was prepared for that.

The first problem came when we encountered a “route baree” sign on a narrow road.  Had to turn the rig around. Managed that.

From then on the sat nav was either throwing a tantrum  or having a senior moment, it directed us along some wholly inappropriate roads requiring some reverse turns in tight spots.

The decision was made, default position. Mark 1 eyeball and road atlas.

We live to tell the tale with no damage.

 

Keith on March 16th, 2012

We came across this site by accident.  An extensive hilltop fortified defensive system of trenches that have been preserved. The date, 1915.  It must have been of some significance as it cost 12,400 lives.  10,000 French, 2,400 Germans, who are buried in a nearby cemetery.

Keith on March 13th, 2012

Today, Tuesday, we visited the car museum in Mulhouse.  Very good.  You do not have to like cars to appreciate this place.  A lot of these cars are close to arts of work.

www.collection-schlumpf.com

Keith on March 13th, 2012

These places should have a health warning on the door.

Just enter and you suffer an instant calorie intake.

Nice bread, cakes and pastries.

Don’t be tempted! we were.

 

 

 

Keith on March 12th, 2012

Today, Monday, we did part of the wine tour through the Alsace region.  It was a lovely sunny spring day and the tour takes you through some historic towns and scenic countryside.

This a lovely part of France and we would recommend it.  Probably best in late spring early summer when every town on the route takes part in a floral display competition.

A few pictures to give you a sense of the area.

Keith on March 12th, 2012

We visited on Sunday.  Had to leave early, it was very cold in there and no where to get a hot drink.

In our opinion it is not as good as York.

To be fair it lost something in translation despite having an audio guide in English.

Keith on March 12th, 2012

Use the title in a limited sense.  Some of the cars on show were modern performance models.

However, some nice classics mixed in amongst them.  We came across it by accident.

See the pics.