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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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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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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

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Finally a northerly…

Facebook had been reminding me in the last days of this or that flying weekend 3 or 4 years ago, leaving me feeling that it had actually been that long since there had been northerlys at The Dyke. Light, thermic … Continue reading

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beeps

After a strange aborted attempt at flying on the saturday due to car crashes, 3 hour drives to launch when I should be 20 minutes, cold windy knarly air I was happy to find me at the Dyke rigging and … Continue reading

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wobbly

First time after a long time is often a little wobbly while you the air once more, this was a lot like that and in many ways I was not surprised. This year I have a great summer trip lined … Continue reading

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little things…

After some days without hope in their forecasts, it was nice to leave the pub last week able to look forward to a potentially good day coming. Saturday was blown out yet Sunday did not really have enough, it was sunny however and … Continue reading

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gently

If I accept that I am in a way recovering after an illness then this flight today was one of those first glimpses of wellness rising over the horizon sort of flights. Short airtime flights all this year so far … Continue reading