|Arc de Triomphe|
|Shoreham by Sea|
inlet. The airport was just West of town and I made my call requesting landing instructions. I received a clearance for landing from a tower operator with a beautiful English speaking voice. Having been in France for almost a month, you almost feel like it's impossible to communicate with anyone most of the time. I enjoyed my time while there, but it was getting to be very irritating with the language issue. I was going to be working for a company, Spooner Aviation while here, and I would train one pilot, Mike Woodley.
Jack would not be arriving until later, so I arranged for a rental car. It was decided we would stay in a hotel nearby in a small town called Hove. As I am driving to the hotel, I become very aware that driving on the other side of road is not just a matter of moving over, you really have to rethink what has been so second natured in you driving habits. I rented a car with a manual shift, but the next day I exchanged it for one with an automatic transmission. Everything was backwards and I just could not concentrate on my driving and make my way around, and consider myself safe. I checked into the hotel where a wedding reception was going on in a large open room off of the lobby. I was invited in by someone I did not know and they thought I was there for the reception. So I enjoyed a couple of drinks and shook hands with several strangers and then went to my room to wait for Jack to arrive. Later that night I got a knock at the door and Jack had finally made his way to the hotel. I figured we would be here about two weeks and we could plan for our departure back to the United States sometime after that...................................