Despite just six weeks having passed since my last stay here, the contrast in temperatures and colours is marked. I think this is my coollest autumn here so far (the woodburner was lit immediately on arrival), and the trees are mostly well on their way to winter.
On my first ride of this stay (a standard Luc and Châtillon loop), the summer’s grape-laden vines and walnut-laden trees are now relieved of their fruits, and their leaves falling. The warm sun has turned to a cool and watery version, and the tourist bustle of the summer is but a memory. And a lovely ride it was too. It’s good to be back.