We have spent over a week in Bordeaux now with a couple of days camping at Biscarrosse, a beautiful huge lake with sandy beaches about an hours drive from Bordeaux. Sadly we have had some gearbox problems on the way, and an English mechanic called Andrew has suggested we might need a new gearbox as its leaking a lot of oil. Unfortunately it turns out that almost every garage in France is away on their annual holidays at the moment and we will have to wait around until the end of August to hopefully get it seen. At least it has given us a good chance to practice our French, experience the sites of Bordeaux and of course sample some of its wine. Bordeaux is a beautiful city with some really stunning architecture, great markets and Quirky shops. We hired bikes using the city's equivalent to 'Borris Bikes' which was a great way to explore and get around.
We have now also signed up to a website called Workaway (a woofing type site) and are hoping to get some work in the area in return for food and a place to park the van. We are also looking into some grape picking work as soon as the season starts.
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