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... blog. i would go so far as to say i was a little scared....... but i finally realised that although the battery isn't charging, the laptop is running off the power adaptor. so therefore as long as i have access to power i can use the laptop and charge all my electronics. so you will have to keep reading these updates for a few more weeks!!
So i am now going to plan tomorrows trip which until 20 mins ago was going to be find the main road to Bordeaux and follow it!
... aussi l'intention d'y acheter une bouteille de vin, mais comme les francais ne travaillent pas de midi a 14h00 nous nous sommes rive le nez sur la porte de la maison du vin.
Ensuite, nous nous sommes diriges vers la ville de Cognac, un petit detour, mais c'etait encore une fois pour une bonne cause : nous voulions parfaire nos connaissances sur la fabrication ...
Another grey day but a little warmer at 17c. Today we have a pre booked excursion for the whole group with Maryse of Bordeaux Excursions. There is a small hitch as we have a misunderstanding about meeting times but at 9am we meet and set off in her immaculate minibus. As we have all toured vineyards before we have opted to go around Bordeaux city today.
It is about 2 hours to drive the 100 km to Bordeaux and there is ...
... so it is actually quite pleasant to have a walk and some fresh air.
Next it is coffee time and you have to have a croissant in France so we do! An excellent little shop selling beautifully presented gift items of chocolates, local nuts and pre assembled cooking kits for rice dishes.
Next stop the church of Notre Dame des Finis Terre, this is a very old church, the original level is of unknown date but the earliest mentions are of William of Aquitaine visiting ...
... mad and take any bait offered.
This year we unusually got heavy rain (which was the area was in need of) which meant I didn't fish as much as possible. We have stayed here many times, this time we stayed 6 nights so we could head towards Boulogne to do a little Hypermarket shopping before heading back over the channel.
Locally there are some really high class ...