Today was our lazy day, as we know tomorrow is going to be full on getting to the ferry in Ancona.
We all got out of bed relatively late. I caught up on some business bookwork and the girls caught up with all the washing etc, using the laundry at the resort. Brian was working out a game plan for this afternoon, and also planning the drive back to Pisa tomorrow.
When I was doing my bookwork in the library below our unit, I met Fay and Ray Lewis from Bunbury! Fay and Ray are owners of Del-Ray Blinds. It is a very small world. They will also be continuing their trip up to Normandy, where we should be in about 4 weeks.
Brian planned a trip to a winery this afternoon. It is about 500 metres away as the crow flies, but around a 4 km drive going around all the hills.
So off we went, no alarms or alerts or anything? We must have left the girls home. We both turned around to check the back seat, and yes, they were both there. Well done Brian, your driving has improved immensely, ……………well until we got to the unsealed goat track to go to the winery. Brian actually went a little bit faster as we needed to kick up a fair of dust to cover the scratches caused by the Armco rail.
Eventually we got to this very nice winery at the end of the track. Because we never booked, we caught the staff by surprise, and they rushed around to organize a wine tasting. (15 euro each)
The chap giving the tasting spoke good English and was a very nice person. Dianne and Brian got talking to him in their winery lingo, if you know what I mean, the sun on the northside at 2 o clock in the afternoon gives the Shiraz a peppery taste with a hint of strawberry. Whereas I tasted all the reds and Cheryl's share as well and I couldn't taste the bloody difference. Anyway, we got to see their old cellars, which were beautifully presented, and Brian was drooling over their perfect barrels. I must say, as a connoisseur of fine barrels I thought they would have made great garden pots as well.
We had a fabulous afternoon though, strengthened by the fact that Brian was a little more relaxed and keener to try out his rallying skills on the way home. I am sure you all can hear the driver alert going off.
We all arrived safely back at the resort, just in time to go to tea at our favorite restaurant across the road. We wanted to have an early night, as we need to be up early for our trip to Ancona.