Hotel Restaurant L'Hermitage
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... not of the cheese fame- that's in the north of France) but it is famous for building many a France's warships from 1660 until early 1900 under Louis 14th.
It's also infamous for being one of the first Concentration camps, as in the French Revolution (1790), nearly 1000 Roman Catholic priests were incarcerated on prison ships to provide cheap labour for working on the dockyards, because they would not ...
... we invited them to Sega for a meal, our friends from Scotland, David and Jeanette whose apartment in Turkey we stayed in last year, were arriving in their Heavenly Twins catamaran called Grey Dove in the evening so we invited them to eat with us as well. A super fun eve with plenty of food and plenty of wine. The next day 26th July was my birthday, before they all arrived for coffee I undid cards and pressies, spoke to both the mums, Sophie, Chris, ...
... we went off for our last cycle of the week along the coast finishing with an ice cream for David and a sorbet for me, perfect.The mussels were really lovely washed down with Rose wine, as you do, we used the mussel dishes and our silver plated mussel eaters, you use these instead of the mussel shells, the girls gave us these items as presents a few years ago. What a lovely way to end a superb week in St Denis.The next day we were planning to sail to Ile d'Aix
... Caprais de Blaye.
The Aire in St. Paul is being re-surfaced but note that apart from shop which closes at 19:30 there is nothing else in the village by way of facilities.
We must have passed signs for 100 Chateau or Caves in our evening journey through the heart of the wine region. The neat rows of the vines are such a beautiful sight.
We crossed over the Gironde and the Dordogne en-route the waters that are so essential to the Bordeaux heartbeat.
The day started well. Up at 6 and at the station by 7.25 - 20 minutes before the train was due. The station wasn't manned (and there were no toilets). By 10 to 8 we were getting worried about the next connection. Then a man came around the corner, gesturing us to follow him. The train was replaced by a bus - which took a lot longer (and didn't have a toilet).
Some lovely scenery on the 55 minute bus trip ...