Woke to snow falling quite heavily and not looking like it was gonna lift soon so we headed to the City of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. Kept off the Autobahns and found some mega roads and an absolute peach, the 257 which lasts forever and is wide with a perfect surface, how do they do that ? And fantastic scenery over every crest and bend in the road. Luxembourg was lovely, very nice designer modern shops in the centre but also lovely narrow, old and quaint streets. The sun came out and was lovely if a little cold. We found a very nice independent small cafe for coffee and a light lunch, had a look around a three storey toy shop (still a kid at heart lol) and then found a Chocolatier shop with an upstairs cafe. Their hot chocolate drinks were served as a hot mug of milk with the chocolate being a solid block of chocolate on the end of a wooden spoon, different flavours but also some alcohol ones that had a small 'pipette' of alcohol, in my case whiskey, that flowed into the mix as the chocolate melted, great fun and different. We had an enormous piece of chocolate cake and three special chocolates between us, absolutely gorgeous.
We headed back to Nurburg via the Autobahn and hit sleet and snow again but as we got to the 'Ring' it cheered up and the sun appeared. We filled up and went straight out for a couple of laps. The track was very damp and still wet in places but we did a decent first lap and a 10:04 second time around. It's so different when the track is quiet, it's mega and finding grip is great fun when your confidence is high. After a coffee we went out at the same time as a few cars including some Brits. One 3 series Beemer with roll cage and helmeted occupants shot off and was very confident in the early part of the lap leaving us a little behind. I got into my stride and pulled away from a lime green Focus ST and a Megan rent-a-racer. We caught the Beemer at Adenau and passed him approaching the bridge then had a clear track. A New Civic type R from England was catching me and I let him by then 'caught hold of his shirt tails'. He dragged me along and I pushed to stay with him and did a 9:15, the best lap I've managed on 4 wheels. Back in the car park we parked together and I thanked him for pulling me round and we had an animated chat for a while. He was with mates from Carlisle, proper Northern lads, who were booked on a track day on Thursday. We went out and had a lap that was full of slides as the sleet and snow arrived then I did one last lap on my own and the track closed at 19:15, perfect.
We had another lovely meal in the Pistenklause restaurant in our hotel which was full again and found another crackin red wine that was not on the wine list but offered to us by Patricio and then called it a night. Our mpg suffered from the track tonight but was still 25.5, not too shabby I thought.