Summer holiday 2002
Charente, France






Thursday, 23th August
Day 14


It is warm with a cloud just here and there. What are these clouds doing in my sky? We have signed up for a carting race. This takes place today in Rochefoucauld. The boys that is, not me! I have been carting all the way down south, and I will be doing so going back north again. Personally I don´t really like driving these high-speed lawn mowers. It is half past one in the afternoon when we go to the reception office in order to meet the other people that have signed up as well. There are a lot more people then I expected! As we leave the park for Rochefoucauld we are quite a convoy with 8 cars.

The carting racing-track is easy to be found. To my surprise it proves to be well taken care of and in a good condition. And so are the vehicles.

Groups of five are formed who are going to race each other for about 10 minutes. The winner is the driver with the least number of seconds per round. It is mandatory for the drivers to ware a foam collar around the neck and a helmet. The collar is obviously there to protect you against any neck injuries.





The youngest kids are to go first. Mine have never been in the drivers seat of a motorised vehicle before, and with the speed that these things can reach I am somewhat concerned. Fortunately they keep their speed down to an acceptable level as I have instructed them and they are just trying to finish the race. When everybody has had his turn, the winner is announced and a medal is handed to him. We then go back to the park, all of us now being experienced drivers.

Today is the last day that the animation team is active on the park. It is the end of the season! A farewell party is thrown for them tonight to say good bye. The kids also want to go to this party because "everyone else will go". As it turns out this party is more focused on the twenty-something group of people, and not for the younger ones. These kids are just hanging around. When it turns eleven thirty PM I am calling it for today, and we go back to the cottage for a good night rest.












and welcome!




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Carting in Rochefoucault.

Carting in Rochefoucault.



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Carting in Rochefoucault.

Carting in Rochefoucault.



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Carting in Rochefoucault.

Carting in Rochefoucault.



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Carting in Rochefoucault.

Carting in Rochefoucault.