unexpected treat

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After looking at the weekend as being good because it had very little in it, I was free wheeling through it without many of my own plans. That was only when I opened the curtains on Sunday morning to be faced with … Continue reading

soaring the trees

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Listening to your own advice is a trick that takes a bit of work, arriving and keeping to myself, rigging, flying waiting until after to really talk about it at any length has helped with recent flights. Nothing wrong with … Continue reading

I’d forgotten…

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I quite forgotten just how much fluid you lose while climbing Mt Caburn, somehow the years since erased that memory entirely. After a nice chat with some walkers and an agreement with a modeller I was ready to go quite … Continue reading

cloudbase

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I saw this chance on Monday, talked about it on Tuesday and then waited, quietly. This waiting business would be repeated on the hill as we needed to be patient while the day took its time to come alive. Thermalwise, a trigger … Continue reading

monthly

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Seems the flyable days and I coincide on a monthly basis these days. I missed September because on its good day I had a cold so I was keen to get something out of this one. I set the alarm … Continue reading

hailstones

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After yesterdays inability to even start the task had my stomach turn with talk that today we were to try to fly over the Grossglockner. I felt that it was not sensible for me to even try and started to visualise a … Continue reading

skittishness

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The task today was to cross the main chain of the alps and not come back, we had no retrieve and so I collected leaflets about busses and trains on the 2 main corridors back. Ambition is good but however … Continue reading

peaceful

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The plan had been to compete at the Slovenian Open – itself me responding to Gerolf’ suggestion after seeing I had signed up for the Austrian Open, that conversation resulted in me joining his class and the weather helped us … Continue reading