27 December 2010

Holly today

It's hard south at Holly today, lots of snow on the ground but the roads are clear. It's punishingly cold on the fingers, but even so we're all fairly sure the localised bubbles of lift are winter thermals.

the patch is staked as close to the cars as possible

serious stuff...

Simon gives the E-Luna an airing

Beltinge again

Sunday 12th and we congregate in the mid winter gloom of the Kentish coast.

midwinter midday

lots of foam

Alan lands out

F3F posse rip up the cliffs

longman on the 11th

Two weeks before Christmas and there's a weekend grouping at Longman to celebrate Paul's birthday. The wind is light and a fair way west, but after lunch the breeze picks up slightly and teases with us with the odd 'on slope' flirt.

Barry sports vertical stripes

while Jim goes for the streamlined approach

Deryck settles into his new Ellipse well and is soon in haircut mode

the cheese is eased up to room temperature

we won't mention why Jason has such a sweat on

the vegetarian's Achilles heel

Amigo gets airborne

it may not be enough to generate a thermal
but the BBQ makes a fine slope side heater

07 December 2010

a couple of weeks ago

We all went down to Beltinge a couple of weeks back. It was freakin' cold, but we all had a good time. Plenty of combat and a cross country along to the towers cut short by a mid-air

guess the hooter

you guessed right!