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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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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