11 days on ( finally the internet to publish this)

We stayed two days at La Tranche sur Mer. We quickly got to know another lone motor homer named Rod and another English couple but the best was the French lady from the motor home parked next to ours. She came over to apologise for some noise they apparently made during the night and although she was quite difficult to understand she spoke with a very broad French accent and very quickly. However she did end up putting circles on our map where we would find very convenient Aires and other sites on our way down to Biarritz. We are now at La Rochelle stopping in an Aires that she told us about. I cannot say that it is a beautiful spot to park our old bus as it is on a park and ride, however it is very close to the town and we do get a free bus ride into town. It was such a short distance that we decided to walk and re-visit at dusk to take some more photos – it was well worth it. There are some wonderful buildings and history in this area, but very lively at night. This is Elaine now. Well I must say that Jack’s French is amazing. When booking in at the site in la Tranche he must have thought I wouldn’t understand when the chap said there would be 44cents tax to pay per person on top of the bill. Jack said would it be okay if he left me outside the site so he wouldn’t have to pay mine ha ha ha I couldn’t stop laughing!!! I must say though the lovely man looked like the younger version of George Peppard and spoke like him too.
I think at this stage I should warn anybody, in the future, who may think it a good idea to invite Elaine and myself over to look at their holiday snaps. Be warned!!!!! We have taken over 230 picture and we have only been out ten days.
It is Sunday now and we have just spent a second night at a very posh sight at Saint-Emillion. Yesterday we treated as a chill out day and today we will move off from this site to the other side of the town to an Aire so we can visit this ancient town which is in the middle of the wine making region. Virtually every shop in town is given over to the selling of fine wines and every field all around here has row upon row of grape vines and the grapes hang on them heavily waiting to be picked.
We did have an email asking us how we were dealing with washing our clothes. Well yesterday whilst on the site we used the washing machines here. It is quite civilised here and most things are available except the internet. Everywhere there is wi-fi but it is all unsigned. Sorry to get technical but it means my computer software will not let me use it because of the danger of getting a virus. Blogs will become a lot more regular when the special machine which we should have ben using catches us up by post.

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This is all about our year long meander around Europe in our motor home. It is a way of passing on what is happening, where we are and thoughts on what we have seen or done. Please comment as it is, firstly, nice to know this stuff is being read, and also tell me if there are other things you would like to hear about.

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