When we had booked into the Hotel we went for an afternoon stroll
to a small bar at the top end of the village where we sat out and drank
a few beers , enjoying the late Summer sun and the stunning scenery
looking up to the magnificent La Meije peak.
Tonight we had dinner in the Hotels restaurant across the road. The
food and service were superb and the mountains looked at their best
as the sun went down.
The next morning we were up bright and early and set out on the long
journey back up to Belgium.
Once we got to the Autoroute at Grenoble it was good progress up past
Chambery and towards Dijon. By mid afternoon we were past Nancy
and Metz heading towards Luxembourg and into Belgium passing
Arlon where the previous year i had spent 2 weeks on excercise
with the Army.
It was getting dark as we reached Charleroi and it took a while to find
the Formula 1 Hotel we had booked into for that night. These places
are very small and basic and this was the first and last time for us.
The next morning we dropped the car back at the airport and caught
our flight back to Prestwick.