Both happy and serious
Amélie and Séverine of Team 182 (Séverine HYPOLITE / Amélie CRES BERTHOME - OCEAN) gave each other a high five on reaching the checkpoint, only to discover that it was not the right one. They take the time to readjust their heading in relation to the other points. It seemed perfect, it was exactly the right distance”, they mused. “Off to a good start! For now, we’re using headings more than features, since we’re still having some trouble reading the map”, explained Claire of Team 201 (Claire TRIGNAT / Julia BARTHELEMY - Photoweb). Wide smiles notwithstanding, the teams were serious. Team 147 (Corinne TISSERAND / Jamila FRUCHART - KOWA Company & WES Worldwide Exclusive Services) got out their calculator to plot their points and “double check the distances.”
Guardian angel Gazelles
On the way to CP2, Team 192 (Margaux MOUY / Lucille ANTOINE - Easy VO) backed into a hole and needed help from two other teams, Sophie and Susan of Team 106 (Sophie FIS / Susan OSMOTHERLY - Dingo Australia) and Céline and Cécile of Team 212 (Céline IMBERT / Cécile PAGES - AXA ASSURANCES AGENCE IMBERT PAGES) to get out. It was an emotional moment for Margaux, who thanked the Gazelles warmly after getting out. “They’re guardian angels”, confirmed her teammate Lucille. Things got more tricky towards CP3, and several teams made mistakes. “The checkpoints are too close together, it’s easy to be misled”, laughed Vanessa of Team 144 (Vanessa PARIS / Julie HU SEIK - Mca technology). Caroline and Emilie, Team 213 (Emilie ESCANDE / Caroline ESCANDE - Green Cantine - Jack's burger), made the same mistake. “It was a little too easy!”, admitted the Gazelles. “We knew it wasn’t our checkpoint, but it gives us a sure reference point”, remarked Elvire of Team 162 (Tania MOUMILOFF / Elvire BONDON-BOINET - HEC).