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middle of the week

It originally looked like a post cold frontal day but that was not to be as the front sort of curled up and escaped stage right into the North Sea leaving us with murky milky looking air and thin top … Continue reading

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a rare flyable day

Driving away from a flyable hill is one of the things in life that just does not feel right, driving away with vigour feels perverse especially when I have not flown since November. It was that time and moving flat … Continue reading

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D..D..Dyke

It was on but it was freezing, the first day scraping ice off my car to get going and the first day with more than 2 layers on in fact 4 layers were about enough. I was weak taking off, … Continue reading

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Chilly November

Sometimes you can see a good flying day ahead of time, with this one I had been thinking about it for a few days ahead, looking forward to a fly. Winter soaring days can be some of the best, reliable … Continue reading

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Edgy

Thinking those thinking of Beachy were over enthusiastic I toyed with the idea of cycling there. Right up until we woke early enough to sit out having a cup of tea to see it had become a peachy Beachy day. … Continue reading

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familiarity

Sometimes it is the familiar things that feel the best, driving up this morning I was not put off by the low cloud because I knew that the forecast brought us some sunshine between the grey and the rain later. … Continue reading

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Gasthaus

It was rather desperate after driving all day to get to the Dolomites during a reasonable day at Bassano to then find it unflyable had left us all a bit broken in spirit. We had this one last desperate chance … Continue reading

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Pove del Grappa

Finally, a little flight, since arriving it’s been raining and so even this small chance became our best chance. I clipped a windsock pole on launch and never really made any headway meaning I was the first to land. The … Continue reading

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Friday off…

Because it was on at the Dyke. I almost could not believe it, almost could not believe how few people were out on a beautiful day, too windy for many paragliders too which made the day much easier. Shame the … Continue reading

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and, we’re off…

After a nice evening in Poole, I was late getting to the hill, but it looked good and the sky was nicely filled with hangies. So I got rigged, on finishing getting ready a lot of those who had been up, … Continue reading