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... days - once it has stopped raining - to cut back and trim etc, to gain access easily. Even the Mercedes started first time having sat around for many days unloved.
To those who may be interested; the trips statistics were:
Away for 63 days
156 hours and 21 minutes spent driving and navigating!!
Average speed was 65 KmH
Average fuel consumption was 9.7 Km per litre
We crossed on 9 ferries
... and hit the barrels behind the walls. The brewery we went to was huge and they loose 80,000 litres of cognac just to evaporation. It produces a fungus when it evaporates and turns all the buildings black and even the trees around the buildings. Our guides name was Max and he was very specific with his English and apologised for any mistakes he made. The funniest one was when he asked us to come us and sit in the cask. We looked at him ...
... just wish I could've appreciated it more. Missed our train by 15 minutes (and the toilets were closed). The moral of this story is to always have a Plan B for the trains; and use a loo whenever there's one available! I had to go to a bar.
We had an hour or so to fill in when we got to Bordeaux, so we walked towards the river. It was going to be too far, so we just sat and watched the world go ...
Wow, it is beautiful down here, quite different to the Loire region, it is quite rural with the rugged Pyrenees in the background and bordering Spain. Diana's forefathers came from the south of France so we drove 6 hrs to Buzy near Pau to stay and get the feel of her great grandfather's place. We had a quick look around the very close knitted communities then checked into our b&b. We stayed in a b&b La Maïnade which had rooms and also provided dinner. Sitting at ...
Regarding the title, no, not the guy with the guitar - the rain! 4 days in now and it's barely stopped.. but being British and plucky I soldier on. In case you were wondering, the guitar practice seems to have been limited to 1/2 hour sessions which stopped at about 9m, so no harmonica required.
I went for a late shower on the last night at DO RAY MI FAR SO LA TI DO or whatever it was called and when I went ...