|Not what you expect to find in the middle of France|
|Getting ready for a boat festival in town this weekend|
|Around the yard are a dozen or more vintage lifeboats |
|Alongside afloat two more French lifeboats await their turn.|
Another RNLI craft afloat and ready for the show.
A WW2 Airborne lifeboat.
Under wraps is one of only a few surviving wooden airborne lifeboats designed to be light but strong enough to be dropped from an aircraft. Built by 'Fairy Marine' they were the forerunner of the popular British post war 'Atalanta' yachts.
Aboard Antiope, our fitting out is moving along steadily, slowed by patchy weather, lifeboat restoration and French public holidays. We are expecting the new deck to be fitted next week and canopy work to be completed. Looking forward to getting back afloat soon.
Meanwhile we are enjoying the social company of other boaters working on their own craft around us.
Cheers Charles and Annie