Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Went to Cherbourg today (Fabulous flying day).
No notice to the Cherbourgian Douanes as advised by Luc.
No customs in attendance when we arrived. We had lunch.
During lunch some Douaniers turned up (maybe because an N registered A/C arrived - I don't know) . They went onto the apron, looked around, made a few entries or receivings on their mobiles/iPad etc. and then bu$$ered off. We munched on, undisturbed.
After mopping up all the gravy our plates we left . A complete nonevent.
On leaving., we did have an unusual encounter with two French youngster (a couple?).
They were very polite, had rucksacks, told us they didn't have any money and very gently commented that it, "It would be very exciting and glorious", if we could take them over to England in our aeroplanes. We used the excuse that all our aeros were full up (as they were!) and left. I didn't go into the GAR aspect with them.
I once did take a bloke, many years ago, from Cherbourg to Guernsey, He was joining a yacht there, he said. Being a kind hearted chap, I relented and took him. Boy oh Boy! On arrival, the Guernsey boys in blue give the chap a hard time - They were looking for drugs in his various apertures! It was then that I realised my stupidity. Never again.
Signed: EGHHZXAC - Life's tough if you don't weaken.