Fun on/in the lake! – Biscarrosse

sailingWhat a dreamy day! ‘Fun on/in the lake’ was an enormous success for those present: temperature just perfect for not worrying too much about shade or suncream and as for moseying about on the water in a yacht, not too much wind so ‘tres agréable’ for those without their sea legs! (The skippers may describe the conditions in another way… But this is my rendition of the day!)

As new members we received a warm welcome from the BBC crew who were most accommodating of my 4 year old running around nude demanding attention and my 1 and half year old and his fascination for the only seat present at the picnic…..

Phil and Norma have an idyllic almost private beach near their house. There were all kinds of water ‘toys’ to entertain us and their sailing boat is moored at one of the two jetties. We made great use of these ‘sit on’ toys, and had a short trip in Phil’s boat to meet Gary’s party en route from the sailing club.  Gary then tied up at the jetty where we settled very comfortably for our picnic, literally ‘on’ the water!
More importantly it created a wonderful launching pad for my kids to jump into Phil’s arms in the water!

After lunch we split into three parties, the youngest with Gary, the older ones with Phil whilst the two Normas stayed on the beach in the shade.  The two yachts sailed together in the centre of the lake where there was a little more wind, providing a good opportunity for others to take the helm!

So thank you Phil, and Gary for the initiative and organization! And thank you crew for the company, we really enjoyed meeting you all.  What a fantastic day for (probably) our last lake trip of the season! ”

PS : when Louis had to “write” about his weekend for school he recited going on two boats: a small red  one with a cabin and a big white one with a cabin and the big white one even had a toilet and a bed! That was his weekend!!  (Report by Bindi)

A variety of watersports will be catered for, the major one being sailing on the lake (claimed to be the largest in France!). Several members are offering an excursion under sail, altogether a maximum of 8 (plus skippers) can be accommodated, so depending on numbers, one or more yachts will make more than one excursion, we are also reliant on at least one crew member who has sailed before!

Those not afloat will be based at a lovely semi-private, part shaded beach and adjacent pontoon where windsurfer canoes can be borrowed – it is ideal for swimming and the water is now at its warmest ! It is also ideal for your picnic!  Clearly the organization will be adapted to suit the numbers, so please book early!  If you would like to come, please register with Phil.