Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Never believe the forecast

Fully expecting a foggy morning I rolled out of bed and confirmed the forecast with a sneek peek out the window. Off to the cash and carry, bank and post office looked more likely than flying. Only until driving up the Marlow hill did it become obvious that the cash and carry would have to wait until Friday (perhaps). The first flight confirmed why 520' amsl and well drained chalk stands Booker in such good stead. All around the fog lay in the damp valleys, with Didcot and Benson never really clearing all day. A strong inversion kept the thermals very low but even at 10.30 the Red Kites were soaring Cressex. There were only seven of us who flew today, Eric, Rob, Graham, James the tuggy, Julian, John and yours truly. Pity, the views were stunning but you'll have to take my word for it as I forgot my camera.

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