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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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Unexpected.

Waking up to discover flyable weather is becoming a thing, the charts were not in good shape, the wind was on the hill and in these days one cannot be picky. Remembering my basebar and forgetting my sunglasses I set off, … 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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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

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November soaring

When I arrived it was quiet feeling slack no wind, not flyable, so enjoying just being out on a lovely winter day I was happy to chat. Soon, however, the wind came on and not rigging when I arrived no … Continue reading

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unexpected treat

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

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a gift from Southern

The night before I had been left stranded by Southern Railways on my way home from work, the rails had broken and the trains had jammed up meaning it all ground to a halt leaving me to have to get … Continue reading