It is, finally, the return of the water activities this weekend in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, after eight weeks of deprivation. Twenty municipalities have obtained the permission of the prefect to re-open the access to the beach. And the fans have been waiting for this for a dip invigorating !Berck-sur-Mer on the Opal coast (Hauts-de-France). (PHILIPPE CL?MENT / MAXPPP)
“I’m happy about that. It’s been two months that I was waiting for that!!!” Paddle in hand on the beach of Berck (Hauts-de-France), Éliette as much press not to find the water more quickly. Franz, in combi full, there is already since a good time, come to première his surfoil. To be in the water, for him it is like a magical interlude, the end of a misunderstanding of two months. “It was terrible ! There, it was starting to get long”, he says.
We couldn’t understand because, when we do the windsurfing, the kite, there are distanciations physical natural and we hang for two months, it was steep !Franz, a practitioner of surfoilà franceinfo
But now that Vincent and Nathalie, nurse, we call it off. “One has the impression of reliving !”, exclaimed Vincent. “There was a real lack. Usually you will train three times per week and there, in the last two months, it has not touched the fins, “says Nathalie. Two waves here, I want to well, two waves of patients, I don’t want to”, is she, the kindly cynic. They are happy with their hydrospeed us to share their reunion with their element, the laughter ring out. “I don’t know if you saw, we crossed two-three seals”, us Vincent. No seals unfortunately for us, but a horse in the distance which are benefiting from the sea air.
A good distance intersect also many joggers. Comments entered on the passage : “Super ! In addition it is beautiful. This is beautiful. A sense of freedom. This is the dream !”
And then in the middle of all this beautiful world, there is Claude, one of the brave of the day, which comes to swim in speedos. “I am constantly washed in cold water to prepare myself so when I knew that the beaches reopened… I had promised to go there as soon as possible. But it is true that it stings when the same”, he says, before being interrupted by a loudspeaker that broadcasts the safety instructions : “Your attention, if you please ! We recall that any presence of static sitting or lying is forbidden on the beach”. Not the time for Claude to get warm in the sun lying on the beach.
On the kilometres of beaches of the Opale coast, this is not the crowd of the great days. Fabien has all the space it takes to prepare his chariot to kite, even if the wind is “just”, he admits. The sun began to decline but no one really want to break the reunion. Especially not the children in the midst of a debate on the temperature of the water. Information taken, the water does not exceed 13 degrees, one detail after two months of confinement. In one day, the impression that the coast is again rooted in the life is very real.
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The return to the water on the beaches in the North, a story of Fanny Lechevestrier.–‘—-‘–