Burgundy 2008 – Sancerre

Our last trip out was to Sancerre – a beautiful medieval town. To reach it, you wind up a steep hill, through the vineyards, which produce the eponymous wine.

The area is also know for it’s goat’s cheese – the most famous is Crottin de Chavignol, which is absolutely scrummy (especially with a glass of Sancerre!).

Burgundy is known for its snails (although Christopher tells me that they all come from Poland nowadays) – but Sancerre is just outside in Centre. So…what should we see but snails…

We think they were advertising a toyshop…but it’s still a mystery.

There were certainly a lot of them!

[Thanks to Marmaladekiss for the collage idea.]

Snail Cam

This evening The Boy and I looked up to see a snail proceeding at some speed down the outside of the front room window. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get a decent shot of it. I haven’t spend enough time trying to take low-light shots. However, the results are quite interesting.

I just wasn’t able to focus on the chap or chappess – but it was ‘motoring’. It was most disconcerting.

[I mentioned to my Ma this weekend that I rather liked snails, but couldn’t stand slugs. She suggested that I should think of slugs as “poor snails without homes” – hmmmm]