Yesterday we took the ferry from Royan to the Point de Grave over in the Medoc, located directly across the Gironde from us. It's a quick 30 minute process, the actual boat ride being only 15 minutes or so. We picnicked at Soulac-sur-Mer at a great beach under an even greater umbrella. After lunch we drove down to the southern-most ferry crossing only to find that we had a two hour wait. We drove back up to where we started, through the chateaux and wine region, and took the ferry back home. A lovely day.