Back to Bordeaux

Sorry for the late update.  Due to some mechanical problems and the French taking August off for holidays we ended up staying in Bordeaux for a lot longer than originally planned!  However, it gave us the chance to really explore the city and outskirts, goto some free music concerts and festivals and make some new friends. 

Bordeaux is a really beautiful city and has some stunning architecture.

Bordeaux is a really beautiful city and has some stunning architecture.

We spent the day slack lining at Lake Blue. About 30 minutes drive from Bordeaux. A beautiful blue lake with sandy beaches, but sadly no swimming! 

We spent the day slack lining at Lake Blue. About 30 minutes drive from Bordeaux. A beautiful blue lake with sandy beaches, but sadly no swimming! 

Relach festival was really fun, its a free music festival in different areas of Bordeaux city centre and has a variety of music.

Relach festival was really fun, its a free music festival in different areas of Bordeaux city centre and has a variety of music.

Garage Modern. A really cool place that allows you to work cheaply with a mechanic to learn how to fix your vehicle. Sadly they don't take campervans, but a really cool idea and building!  We were hoping to get another window fitted.

Garage Modern. A really cool place that allows you to work cheaply with a mechanic to learn how to fix your vehicle. Sadly they don't take campervans, but a really cool idea and building!  We were hoping to get another window fitted.

A great read at Garage Modern. 

A great read at Garage Modern. 

There's a lot of really good graffiti and artwork over the river in Darwin. 

There's a lot of really good graffiti and artwork over the river in Darwin. 

Just because we live in a van doesn't mean we don't eat well! 😄 

Just because we live in a van doesn't mean we don't eat well! 😄 

Parked up in La Reole for a free music festival with our new French friend Jules, his 2 dogs Mishtor and Niggin and his 7.5T live in truck. 

Parked up in La Reole for a free music festival with our new French friend Jules, his 2 dogs Mishtor and Niggin and his 7.5T live in truck. 

We are now parked up about 45 minutes from Bordeaux in Saulterns, working picking grapes for a Chateaux making sweet wine.   There's a lot of different languages spoken at work, which makes it pretty interesting and it's a good mix of people.  We are currently parked up with a lot of Spanish also living in vans in a camp on the outskirts of the village.  Hopefully we will have work for about a month.

Vineyards for as far as the eyes can see. 

Vineyards for as far as the eyes can see. 

The camp..A lot of vans and even more dogs!

The camp..A lot of vans and even more dogs!

P.S We have currently had some problems with our solar panel and charge controller, so if anyone knows about these or have any contacts in France we would love to hear from you! 

P.S We have currently had some problems with our solar panel and charge controller, so if anyone knows about these or have any contacts in France we would love to hear from you!