At the initiative of Jacques and Chantal, the first trip of 2007 took place in Ouistreham.
An appointment is scheduled to meet again on 28 January 2007 from 10:00 a.m. for the P.R.A. to which the morning is dedicated. The chosen place, the Alexandre Lofi esplanade located between town and beach, is a popular place to visit on Sundays. And all passers-by are able to see 18 Avantime accompanied by a Matra 530 and a Berlinette Alpine present for the occasion. A coffee warms the participants with this cool temperature. Among us, 2 Avantime are there spontaneously after reading the note in the newspaper Ouest France.
At noon, we take the road to lunch at Ferme Saint-Hubert in Colleville Montgomery.
The afternoon will be divided into two parts. Due to the large number of participants, two groups are formed.
We will visit the Ouistreham lighthouse and discover the S.N.S.M. (Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer)
The lighthouse is exceptionally accessible to us. Built in 1905, 38m high, the summit was reached after climbing 171 steps. In good weather, the fire has a range of 16 miles or about 30 kilometres. From above, the view is magnificent. The lighthouse is now automated.
The S.N.S.M. canoe.
The visit of the S.N.S.M. Ouistreham's lifeboat allows us to discover these sailors, all volunteers ready to help, who intervene 24 hours a day at sea whatever the weather.
They answered all our questions. Their canoe built in 1999 is unsinkable and is powered by 2 400 hp engines. The icing on the cake is that they offer us a sea baptism that will be remembered. The sea was calm, but the sensations were there. Many thanks to them for their welcome.