|landing & door opening|
It's pretty quiet where we live. We're at the end of a chemin, our neighbours Alexandra & Pascal mostly live in a flat in Paris; coming down for long weekends and holidays. We get tractors of course and in the morning and early evening we hear the 'brebis' [ewes] bahh-ing at a neighboring farm. That's more or less it; barring the odd training jet which screams over on a low flying exercise scaring the bejesus out of us.
|man in white shirt peers upwards|
Tuesday was just a bit different, we heard the sound of a chopper in the distance--rare but it has happened once or twice. However, this time the noise became distinctly louder. Suddenly we saw it coming in low and then circling to land in Eric's field just behind our house. By this time our curiousity was aroused and we'd grabbed the camera and hurried outside.
We were in time to see one of the doors open. We were hoping for a movie star or famous director to emerge but sadly not. A chap in white shirt and dress trousers popped out, strode a few meters towards the edge of the field, seemingly peered upwards and then walked back to the chopper.
|chopper lifts off|
The door shut, the blades revved up again, and it took off. On one of the pics you can just make out male passengers dressed in white 'office' shirts - a real rarity around here. Everything happened in the space of no more than 5 mins.
Please take care! A blog reader accidentially ended up on a nasty virus infected site when they googled the name for the chopper company.
|going, going, almost gone|
We have no idea why they landed and the Marie is shut so we can't go and see if they know something. There is the annual motocross [off-road motorbike] competition "Enduro de la Ronde des Palets" this coming weekend, but all the trails and
circuits are on the other side of Charnizay so it couldn't really be connected to that.
Hard to believe it took place at all once the chopper had gone.
P.S. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.