6th September 2023
Today we had a walk around the town of Rauzan itself. Rather a quiet place. A little ambling around the place, stopping to look at the estate agents and the boulangeries. There may at one time have been three boulangeries, but today the two. The third was now a barber. We visited one as well as a small Lidl/Aldi where a bottle was purchased.
We visited the castle ruin. Three girls on duty and just us two touring the castle. By the time we had left there were plenty more tourists including a group of very loud Italians. Climbed to the top of the tower., 109 steps, plus at least another 20 from ground level. Good views, including the local cemetery. I was to view the cemetery from close up on my afternoon walk.
Back to the van for lunch. I then went on a 5 mile walk through the vineyards. Very few roses are now grown at the end of the vineyard rows. I did find 5 examples. The grapes looked very ripe; it must be getting towards grape picking season.
All went well with the walk until the route took me down a path through a wood. The path did not appear to exist, this was definitely jungle country with thick bamboo to fight through. Made it out near the exit point with a leap over the ditch.
Back at the campsite I took a swim to cool down and remove the grime from the walk. The van floor had proved so hot, that R had dug out the indoor slip-ons normally used when the floor is cold!
Supper tonight was rice, prawns and vegetables.
We had a chat with the Scottish couple behind us, they had already visited St Emillion where we were hoping to go tomorrow.
There were also a few Irish people in the campsite, they were here for the rugby world cup.