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Joey wasn’t feeling well

The sun spread her beams through the freezing winter’s evening sky
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‘We regret to announce a delay to Aurigny’s 1300 flight to Dinard,’ came the announcement over Guernsey Airport’s public address.

Joey’s not well

Sadly, Joey wasn’t feeling well and had to be taken to Sick Bay in his hanger whilst a replacement Trilander was found.

‘Joey’s very old,’ said the Duty Manager, ‘and parts keep failing.’

‘I know the feeling,’ I replied.

Shivery cold

Three hours later, a younger Tango Oscar was ready and waiting for us to board.

The strong north wind was shivery freezing cold as we climbed into the aircraft’s tiny seats. ‘I’m told the heater works well on this aircraft,’ the Captain cheerily told us. It did, but it took half the flight to start to warm us up.

It was so cold the Captain wore a scarf
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With a strong tail wind, we landed in Dinard some twenty five minutes later at 1730, collected our Avis hire car, and by 2100 we were having an excellent meal in the restaurant of Le Logis de Brionne.

‘Here’s to Joey having a full recovery,’ I said to Lin as we tried a good glass of Sancerre.

Piers and Lin
Les Andelys…
…somewhere visited by
Play d’eau
in 2004
Fleming 55

2 comments to Joey wasn’t feeling well

  • Pip Flynn

    Joey obviously didn’t want to freeze and preferred to hang-out in his hangar! No doubt he’ll be “up and about again” in time to greet your return in the warmer months!
    Glad to know you toasted his health/recovery with a lovely glass of wine.
    Have a great time away.
    P&Pxx

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