bj so far this eventful week


Back to Beaujolais this week – a modest 21 domaine visits.

Of-course it started in a less than optimal fashion; Storms, high winds and snow were forecast for Sunday evening and early morning on Monday – so it seemed better to head to Beaune on Sunday evening, and onwards to St.Amour on Monday. The forecast was, indeed, correct and much snow arrived chez-moi, en Suisse, overnight Sunday-Monday.

So I had a good plan, but what wasn’t planned was running over an object on the Autoroute that within 200 metres had sucked the air out of one of my tyres – oups! There followed 3 hours of slow-paced driving to Beaune between 20-23h00 on what the French would call a ‘galette’ – my space-saving spare wheel. Early on Monday my usual tyre-garage in Beaune said ‘not repairable, we can order new but they won’t be here until Thursday’ – to which I said a polite ‘no’ – mainly for the pain of having to return to Beaune from Beaujolais midweek – so decided to find another ‘tyre-merchant’ in Mâcon-Beaujolais. Of-course that meant another slow drive – this time to Beaujolais!

Cutting a long story, short. The next garage I stopped at turned out to be Subaru enthusiasts and ‘of-course’ could fix the tyre, and for a mere €25 too! The extra hour of slow driving saved me €300!

Anyway – still some cold mornings this week, but getting warmer every day – ‘teens’ degrees are forecast for Beaujolais on Friday/the weekend – today started misty, but the last half of the afternoon had a lovely light:

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