It's darker in the mornings. That point in the years third quarter where autumn gets ready to show its hand. Not that Bob and Sophie notice or care. For them every morning is a wonderful adventure. This morning there are young deer everywhere, peering out at us from the safety of the sunflower fields. Brother and sister stay on their leads.
Madame Bay comes by to give us some of her home grown cherry tomatoes and update us on the state of the village. The Parisian business man who was found by his wife 'entertaining' his secretary at home has put the house by the church up for sale. Madame Bay says it's in bad shape inside after all the pipes burst in the cold snap two years ago. Rather more sadly the Very Old Farmer has gone into hospital for a cancer operation. Why a man in his 90's should be scheduled for such invasive surgery a mystery. The operation will be sometime on Monday. His son didn't come from Toulouse to take him into the hospital so Monsieur Bay drove him there instead.
In the evening we chat to an Austrian couple on their way to the pilgrims hostel in the valley. They tell us about this http://www.bergbahn-pillersee.com/jakobskreuz-en/