Montreal 2, Les Boyz
2016-07-18 City to Eric Dufour's Paramotor Haven
We got to join the Eric, Elisabeth, and local pilots for dinner since
the weather didn't cooperate at their field. Great group, we really
enjoyed out time while solving all the world's problems.
Getting there proved more challenging than usual.
the highway we saw a tent and windsock but couldn't get to them. When we
found the "Paratour" we figured that was the way but we got to a closed
gate. So we drove down to where we figured the tent was and, sure
enough, we got there, arriving amidst a bunch of R/C pilots prepping
their gigantic craft.
Clearly this not who we were looking for.
I got out, asked "Parle Anglais?" to which the first reply was "you're
lost." Yup, they parle. We had a great laugh at our expense, chatted for
a few minutes, then headed off in the right direction.
Eric soon showed up at the gate on his motorcycle and
we went to the field. It was windy, bumpy and we didn't need it that bad
so we left to meet Elisabeth.
Eric and Elisabeth enjoying their time here in style.
Sitting at the restaurant we got some
entertainment from hot air balloons launching accross the street. It
was windy. I took a brief video to record their rapid cruise across
this building. This was a busy commercial operator.
Here you can see them inflating. They probably poured a lot of heat in
before releasing to insure climbing out of this field with all the wind.
A plentiful collection of Quebec pilots to enjoy
Turns out most of us had Samsung Note phones when we
piled them all together.
Back at the house with the Enterprise parked
alongside. And they had a piano. The following morning Eric and I
cobbled together some chord progressions with him on guitar and me on
piano. That was fun.