It was in spring 2014 when we flew again to Île d’Oléron LFDP. This time we booked in advance a
Citroen Mehari to be more flexible. The car was delivered to the airfield of St. Pierre d’Oléron.
Citroen Mehari for wedding
Our car was without flowers …
Lighthouse on Ile d’Oléron
We then headed to our hotel „L‘ Ocean“ in Continière with indoor pool.
Rented car Mehari on Ile d’Oléron
Our first aim is to head to a Oyster shop. They open the Oysters for you and you …can eat them at the port. They open the shop at 4 pm.
4 portion to 6 big Oysters for a low price
Next day we headed to the lighthouse at the far West with the folding bicycles in the rear.
Take off from Ile d’Oléron
The following day we headed back to the airfield LFDP where we returned the car, refuelled out plane (alternate is La Rochelle) and headed home to LFSB.
Here you find a link to the whole story in German language. LFSB to LFDP.
Landing at Biscarosse
In October we spend a few days at the atlantic coast of France. We landed at Biscarosse.
Atlantc coast of France
Due to military zone we had to fly at 500 ft. max. over the beach.
Next place was Isle d’Oléron, a good place for cycling.
Last place was La Rochelle for refuelling and GA friendly.
And here a video of the approach and landing at Ile d’Oleron.
On the Orkneys at Kirkwall there is a great place to stay – the Lynnfield hotel.
Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949
The owner is an oldtimer enthusiast and owens a Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949.
Triumph Roadster 2000 with mother in law seats
The car has mother in law seats.
Triumph closed Trunk
Here a picture when the trunk is closed.
Mother in law seats
Let’s go for a drive.
Bad weather was coming in and we returned to the Orkneys where we met an old friend (from 1996), a hotel owner.
Sittingroom at The Lynnfield Hotel
We stayed in the hotel Lynnfield which is very busy.
After Barras there is a second airfield in the UK where you land on the beach, Sollas (PPR).
Landing at Sollas Beach airfield
After a touch and go I felt sure enoug that the sand is hard enough. Nobody is there – if something happens the next houses are miles away.
Landing at the airfield of Sollas
We could not stay overnight because high tide is too high to leave the plane alone.
Almoust nobody lands on Jura airstrip because it is not really maintained. Oban informed me after a call that it is not advisable to land due to high grass. So lets find out.
Jura airstrip, an island in the Inner Hebridies
Landing on the strip – here you see the previous go around with the check of the strip.
Landing on Isles of Jura
Yes, the grass is high. See my first go around.
Isle of Jura high grass on the strip
After that landing we flew back to the Glenforsa airfield and hotel.