We have been away two weeks now

We have been away 2 weeks now and yesterday (Sunday) we moved away from the site we were on in St Emillion and moved just to the other side of the town to a free Aire we had found in a vineyard. Our washing was now up to date and two days plugged into electricity had got everything nicely charged up. The Aire was probably the most peaceful sight we had stopped in for the whole time we had been away. It does seem that we have found that every French motor home or caravan is not complete without at least one yappy dog. The 85 year old owner of the Chateaux invited us to visit his home in the evening in his chateaux as he directed us as to how we could cross his fields of vines to walk to St Emillion. The town is an ancient, historical place that could be described as a living museum in its own right. It was once a walled town and is set with parts of the old wall remaining around the town of very narrow streets set below. Virtually every shop is taken up with selling wine or wine accessories. It is a photographers dream and I have taken full advantage. After walking back we relaxed before visiting our hosts and I was really pleased that I was able to converse with the old couple and learnt how they decided when the grapes should be harvested.
Today (Monday) we actually got up early as we were to drive to the other side of the town to go to the station to catch a train for a day in Bordeaux. The idea was that we would then return to the vineyard that evening before moving on. Best laid plans!!!! The large council lorry parked in the narrow street doing something to the drains meant we missed the train. The next one was not coming along for quite some time so we decided to drive to Bordeaux. We looked at parking at a Park and Ride and found it quite easily along a one way street. Without any warning there was the height barrier saying 2.2meters. Our old bus is just over 3 meters so what now??? No choice, I drove through the no entry except for buses sign and found us driving through a massive bus station with everybody staring at us mad English people. If we had been nearer the English Channel we probably would have had people trying to get a ride to England. Luckily the local police have not caught up with me yet!!!!!!
That was it. Bordeaux had had its chance so we drove on south to Creon and are resting here with wi-fi that is ok with my anti- virus so a chance to update a few things and I was actually able to watch the BBC news live. It is the first television we have watched since we left England.

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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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