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Old 05-21-2016, 02:58 PM
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Only in France

We went to a bar on the other side of the lake for lunch

When it was time to leave, a Police boat was loitering just off shore - as we approached, he told us that the lake was closed for a few hours - he told us to go back to the bar for a couple of hours, have some more drinks and enjoy the show !

Who am I to question a direct instruction from a Police officer

A pleasant afternoon watching an airshow that I wasn't expecting

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Old 05-21-2016, 03:02 PM
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Sounds like a great time, officer!
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:44 AM
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Nice afternoon show!

which part of France is that?
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:09 AM
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Biscarosse - we stay in Gastes on the other side of the lake

It was mainly a flying boat festival, but there are a few bases around and some bombing ranges just off the coast, so there were some current aircraft joining in to do there thing too.

All in all, not a bad way to pass the time.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:54 AM
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Sweet!

We are very close to Ft. Bragg and Pope AFB on our lake, and we are in the path of a training area where they do Apache helicopter training runs. Often times they'll see us on the lake and give us an impromptu air show. Here's one last year where they were so low we could feel the spray
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:53 PM
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Biscarosse - we stay in Gastes on the other side of the lake

It was mainly a flying boat festival, but there are a few bases around and some bombing ranges just off the coast, so there were some current aircraft joining in to do there thing too.

All in all, not a bad way to pass the time.
Lol, I drove past that over Easter on the way down to the Pyrenees.

We ski at Lac de Guerledan in Brittany
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:00 PM
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We get the occasional Apache - plenty of jets and lots of sea planes - I really need to keep a camera on the boat as my phone really isn't up to the job.

Last year there was a forest fire and there were 2 planes doing circuits scooping water from the lake & dumping it onto the fire.


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Lol, I drove past that over Easter on the way down to the Pyrenees.

We ski at Lac de Guerledan in Brittany
I was there at Easter - and pretty much every holiday - its a great part of the world

My daughter was doing a snowboard instructor course in Soldeu this year - I hope you had a good time - she loved it there
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:49 AM
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We were at Bagneres de Luchon, a couple of mountains over from Andorra.

It was strange with the resort temperature at 26deg and just under freezing on the slopes (that's 79degF and 32degF for those in the US)
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