A Saturday trip to the coast is planned based on the promise of east to south easterly winds and bright sunshine....we narrowly miss both!
cold start to the day
Beachy's air ramp
Deryck cruising with the Toplight. The Countryman stayed grounded
For the best part of the day the wind has a smidge of north in it so all we can do is cruise the lip of Whitbread Bowl. We then have to sit it out for an hour or so while it backs proper north east.
Paul finds this antique and has his longest flight
of the day employing the 'ring pull frisbee' trick
sea thermal marked by its dark base
Deryck chucks off to join the circling gulls
However, by three o'clock the forecast easterlies arrive straight into the bowl and we have an hour of smooth wide spread lift as the sun creeps down low.