Yesterday started rainy and windy but got quite nice later on.

Chris, Phil and I launched mid-arvo at Beechmont after the wind strength had gone down to a comfortable level; it was very boaty and thermic still, and over time I got up to 1200m ASL and decided to go somewhere. Rob was ok with picking me up, so I went over the back around 1645; quite late but who cares. I didn't expect anything so getting even a small bit of XC was a welcome bonus. I landed 7km from launch just a tad north of Hinchies bombout, and Rob arrived even before I could finish my packing up.

Driving back things looked very nice still, so I quickly jumped into the gear again and off I was for a second flight. That was about 1800, with the sunset just about to happen. After half an hour of blissful boaty flying and taking a number of nice pictures I facelanded perfectly, happy with a days' worth of fun. If only things were that simple more often :-)

Some pics of Chris on the first flight. He was almost as high as I but didn't want to go over the back as 'the retrieve would cut into his drinking time'.

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Peter Trulson just before he dashed off to a landing.


Kirsty having fun.

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Here's Yours Truly enjoying the evening.

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And some final sunset shots.

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[ published on Sun 16.03.2008 18:55 | filed in interests/flying | ]
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