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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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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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soaring the trees

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

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Boring Soaring

It was an overcast forecast and a little windy but it was a chance to have a few flights and more importantly a few landings. I was a little nervy after last weeks parking congestion so felt some tension when … Continue reading

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parking congestion

I had been thinking that Sunday would be out with the cyclists right up until Saturday night and a quick check on the weather showed it to be NE and nicely on the hill. It was with some long-lost enthusiasm … Continue reading

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I screamed like a girl…

Sometimes things happen when you least expect them too, they are necessarily confusing and after if you are lucky they leave you wondering what on earth happened there… Now I have thought a little about it I realise that I … Continue reading

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endings

While looking out the window of my train home I noticed that the wind looked NE – since Swanborough, the obvious site for such conditions but not one we can freely choose to fly in these days, che peccato, vero… Not … Continue reading

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Bloody fantastic

After a long time off I had become far to anxious to fly – I had even thought to give away all my gear – why persist with something that made me feel so bad inside, continuing seemed somehow masochistically … Continue reading