Île d’Oleron in France, a sunshine weekend with oysters and a Citroen Mehari

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

Citroen Mehari for wedding

Our car was without flowers …

Lighthouse on Oléron

Lighthouse on Ile d’Oléron

We then headed to our hotel „L‘ Ocean“ in Continière with indoor pool.

Mietauto Mehari LFDP

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.

Austern am Fischmarkt von La Cotiniere

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 the ilsland of Oléron

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.

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Atlantic coast of France

Landing at Biscarosse

Landing at Biscarosse

In October we spend a few days at the atlantic coast of France. We landed at Biscarosse.

Atlantc coast of France

Atlantc coast of France

Due to military zone we had to fly at 500 ft. max. over the beach.

Isle d'Oléron

Isle d’Oléron

Next place was Isle d’Oléron, a good place for cycling.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle

Last place was La Rochelle for refuelling and GA friendly.

And here a video of the approach and landing at Ile d’Oleron.

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Landing at Lundy Island airstrip

In summer 2013 we landed on Lundy Island airstrip. Our friends Karen and Chris took a video with their smartphone-camera.
View from the spectactors.

Lovely to visit again.

Due to the rough field pilots do not like to land on Lundy airstrip because you can break the nose wheel. Has happend. With a good technic you can lower the probability that something happens. My first approach was to find out how rough the field is and to run off the sheep.
View from the plane.

Landing on Lundy Island airstrip in summer 2013.

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Driving a Triumph Roadster 2000 in Kirkwall

On the Orkneys at Kirkwall there is a great place to stay – the Lynnfield hotel.

Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949

Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949

The owner is an oldtimer enthusiast and owens a Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949.

Triumph Roadster 2000 mother in law seats

Triumph Roadster 2000 with mother in law seats

The car has mother in law seats.

Triumph closed Trunk

Triumph closed Trunk

Here a picture when the trunk is closed.

Schwiegermuttersitz

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

Sittingroom at The Lynnfield Hotel

We stayed in the hotel Lynnfield which is very busy.

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Flying over the highlands of Scotland

 

There was a cloudy, but not too bad day to fly from Inverness to Dundee over the highlands of Scotland.

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Landing at Sollas Outer Hebridies

After Barras there is a second airfield in the UK where you land on the beach, Sollas (PPR).

Landing at Sollas Beach airfield

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

Landing at the airfield of Sollas

We could not stay overnight because high tide is too high to leave the plane alone.

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Landing on Isle of Jura airstrip, Inner Hebridies

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

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

Landing on Isles of Jura

Yes, the grass is high. See my first go around.

Isle of Jura high grass on the strip

Isle of Jura high grass on the strip

After that landing we flew back to the Glenforsa airfield and hotel.

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Landing and takeoff Foula Shetland

A journey to Foula where people come out only at night (which is not true).

Great scenery on Foula.

After a very scenic flight around the rock of Foula we landed at Foula.

 

Visiting Foula is a adventure. It is a very remote island.

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