19 April 2010

forecast fail

Saturday's forecast has all the promise of a mellow, kicked back, laid back session at Holly. When the troops arrive at midday, all's on target with a mild easterly that promises to come good by five o'clock.

In the mean time it's DLG and electric assist to get Deryck and Paul up and to a workable height and grab a few passing thermals. There's a few out landings to be had, but hey! come five o'clock we'll be laughing.

Ray turns up at about 4.59pm and leans into the non-existent breeze, if anything it's going north goddammit! He errs on the side of caution and toys stay in the car. Meanwhile Paul relies on Deryck to mark any rising air the day has left in it. The Radian shimmies up in the last almighty guff of the day, and the two of them head back, and to the left, back and to the left, b a c k a n d t o t h e l e f t and find themselves soaring to a good height well away from any slope lift.

Oh well, you can't win them all. If the weather continues in this vein we'll be in for that long forgotten BBQ summer after all!!

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