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We enjoy a reasonably early breakfast and head off to St Emilion just after nine thirty. On arrival the car park was almost empty- a total contrast to yesterdays crush. We spend an hour walking around the town noses glued to the windows of wine merchants. We are finally drawn into one and end up buying a cheap bottle of Pomerol-a bargain at only 35 euros! The price of wine from this area , even in a supermarket is incredible. We visit the local ...
... to Bordeaux. Find out the train station is closed. Forced to take a Mercedes taxi (riding in style) to the french train station about 20 minutes away.
9:30 am- arrive in Bordeaux. Look around for our "hotel" (which was really just a hostel) for 30 minutes and wander around Bordeaux aimlessly. Find out our "hotel" was a 2 minute walk from the train station. Sweet.
11:00 am- make our way towards central Bordeaux. Walk around and do some touristy things- ...
... we took her and her bicycle on board and she joined us for lunch before we continued on to the next town where her husband was waiting to collect her and presented up with a bottle of wine for our efforts.
We were very surprised at the large amount of Aussies we met along the way. It certainly helps when everyone has there countries flags flying from there boat, ...
... arrangement. The monks had a large fireplace upstairs where they would sit in the evenings and drink - up to 5L per night each! The wine at the time was 'weak' amd watery and it was safer to drink than the poor quality water.
... rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">We cross the River Garonne in Bordeaux which separates the R and L banks - which is significant in terms of the wine produced on each side. Predominantly merlot based on the R bank where we are today. Tomorrow we do a Medoc tour - L bank.