|In July 2010 I had been on holiday with Christine to the Pyrenees in the
south of France to see the Tour de France bike race. Whilst there we had
been walking in the high mountains, and I had been cycling up some of the
famous Pyrenean mountain passes (yes, I still ride my bike!). On the return
drive home on the autoroute near Rouen we were feeling a bit peckish and
decided to stop for a sandwich.
The service area was very busy but we spotted a couple of adjacent empty spaces in the car park. In we drove, got out the car, and set off for the café. Just as we set off a car had parked next to us. I heard a ‘Hello Les’. As you would, I ignored the greeting thinking it was addressed to someone else. Again the voice said ’Hello Les’.
I turned around and to my surprise was confronted by Dave Winstanley, ex Wind Tunnel Model Shop! He was just returning from a five month stay in the Algarve playing golf three or four times a week. We chatted for a short while, shopped together, and then went off on our own separate ways once again.
Truly a ‘small world' moment.
My only regret is that I didn’t take a photo of the two of us to accompany this brief story.
Les Green 29 July 2010