Friday, 15 June 2012

Serres Expedition - Day 6

A fine bright start to the day that indicated good conditions ahead but due to EDF being on site burying power cables around the airfield there was no electricity for Klaus to be able to give his detailed and accurate forecast for the day and suggested task areas. He summarised by saying 'its is good, enjoy yourself out there'

Things then became a little 'tyresome' as there were 2 punctures that needed attention before we could fly but in fine Booker tradition we managed the usual ratio of observers to workers that even managed to impress the EDF teams on site whose only response was to stop for a typical French lunch (leaving the power off!).

Once the flying started into a mostly blue sky, there was good lift to 8,000 feet and Barry and Geoff set off for Pic du Bure and a run to the east up past the Lac de Serre Poncon and then northwards towards Briancon and the Col du Galibier catching some wave along they way to 11,500ft before a comfortable run home.

The K21 with Adrian Webb set off to the north west and Col du Cabre and picked up wave to 10,000ft and apart from one low point about 1,000ft above ground had an enjoyable day exploring the ridges to the south and west of Serres before finally landing at 19:30.

The evening concluded with an excellent BBQ care of Marnie and David.
And a couple of late entry photos of the K21 from day 5 in the wave south of Chabre and crossing  the Gap valley towards the small gliding strip at La Motte du Caire

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