I’m back home now, after an easy drive, thanks to Google Maps diverting me via the M4 & M5 to avoid a long delay on the M3.
My ‘bonus post’ is one I saved from Monday: one of my close neighbours in Topsham asked me if I’d pick up some Crémant de Die (it’s their version of champagne, but at a fraction of the price), and the twelve bottles have made it back with me today. They are from a vineyard I cycle through very very frequently, on the Route de Barsac (the lovely back road parallel to the D93 near Pontaix & Vercheny), and this time I met the grandson, Jérôme Vincent, of the vineyard’s founder. He gave me a very interesting guided tour of the vines and where the wines are made, all rebuilt after the farm was burned down by the Nazis in 1944.
It’s certainly a pretty spot: a natural sun trap, and overlooked by the unmistakable Trois Becs!
I’m not sure when I’ll be back in Romeyer next – for obvious reasons, everything is a little complicated at the moment, and the ease of movement of a couple of years ago is but a memory! In the meantime, this blog will hibernate for a bit, but I’ll keep the chat going with my (now 2800) Facebook Page followers, who seem to like photos of Devon too, as well as recaps of things diois!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos and commentaries this summer – let’s hope it’s not too long before I’ll be able to bring you some more!!