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, let it get in the air too early and got slapped around a bit but the rough westerly air. Flying was quite lumpy and physical with only a small period when things were calm and I could relax and take in the view.

The remarkable thing about the flight in that wind was taking 3 attempts to land – overshooting twice before an untidy crosswind landing in the paddock.

Nice to have a little fly all the same.

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