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Travel Blogs from Jarnac Champagne
... drive to Arcachon and the Dune du Pyla. The journey didn't take very long - about an hour and a half. On the way, we stopped off at a Super U but it was very very busy. All the aisles were jam packed so it took me and Mum a while to get around to get everything we needed. After we spent around 30mins for a basic shop (!) we unloaded the shopping into the campervan, just in time as it started to chuck ...
... driving turned out to be a wine filled evening full of laughs.... Plus a lot of olives. Monday was Bastille day, so we headed to the nearest big-ish town, Royan, for dinner and to watch the fireworks. The rest of the week was basically as described up front... Sun, food and wine... Oh, and delicious ciders. We are leaving for Spain on Saturday morning :) ...
... left the atlantic and today we start the river Gironde.
At present we are anchored waiting for the tide to turn the girls are having a siesta! And I am taking shots at any jet skisers that come close.
We made great time to pauillac sailing all the way averaging about 7.5 knots with the spinnaker up for over 20 miles I had to do 6 or 7 gybes, long time since I've been so close to the front of the boat.
... their own cognac, plus make wine and a drink called pinneau (both red and white versions) which is an interesting aperitif. The lady there spoke no English, so it was a bit of a challenge having a tasting, but it was great fun and she was very patient, so we got there in the end. I have really enjoyed testing out my French speaking skills - and my memory! Leicester noticed the farmer had some similar farming machinery as he ...
... sur Gironde, stopping at an archeological site of roman ruins on the way. The Museum itself was closed but we were able to see the ruins and marvel at the exploits of the Romans all those years ago. Talmont is a village built on the edge of the Gironde, with high walls and XIIth century church sitting on the walled waters edge. Apparently the 'prettiest' village in Europe, it only has 70 residents, but thousands of visitors each year. Cars are not allowed in the town, so ...
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