To our daily storms was added hail as we went over a pass. It stung as it struck my jacket like being poked by lots of little knitting needles.
Belzone was a lovely little town where the temperature got up to 27°C so we were quite glad to move on and up the valley of many little tunnels and precariously perched castles.
|Mountains become hillsides good for cultivating vines|
|Little ski station.|
This is typical of the fantastic windy roads that go up and down the passes. Every now and again there'll be a hotel or bar which are very handy when a storm looms and it becomes imperative to find shelter before one is caught up yet again in torrential rain.
We came off the last pass and into the town of St Leonhard in the Passeier Valley where we stayed at a lovely hotel residence the Bad Fallenbach. Our room was a studio with kitchette, freezer (handy for the wine) and fantastic views from the large balcony.
We went into town for dinner and found a restaurant which served up one of the best meals of the week - a pork chop covered in a creamy mushroom sauce of tiny, delicious mushrooms and chips. It was so tasty it was an absolute joy to eat, and made up for the tasteless cheese toastie I'd had for lunch at one of the posher ski stations. What a mistake that was!
To be continued.