Monday, 1 June 2015

Winching Saturday and soaring Sunday

It's easy to lose track of the days here. First a few more shots from our winching day, which for those used to aerotowing ops seemed to be frenetic activity interspersed with periods of calm.

All hands on deck

Cables arriving

315 heading off

Yesterday the locals were out in force and the 22 launchpoint was a hive of activity, with two winch operations - one on the 22 runway and one on the hill to one side - and a large aerotow grid. We were also treated to the sight of a hang glider aertowing behind a microlight, off to join his friends who were hurling themselves off a nearby cliff.

Conditions were good for xc, though Rolf dropped in on a field, from which he was easily retrieved by Geoff and Prof Bob. As yet no other photos have been provided from the day.

Rolf in his field
The evening sky looked fantastic but by 1930 dinner was definitely needed. We haven't had a food report yet, suffice to say that there will be no problem with min weights. No sign of bratwurst and sauerkraut, but plenty of schnitzel with the local very tasty version of noodles, or chips of course. Also featuring are Italian and Vietnamese/Chinese restaurants. And of course the cakes are fantastic, you can't beat sitting outside a konditorei with a coffee and a slice of rhubarb tart watching the world go by. Other attractions for non-flying family members include walking or cycling (the trails are all well marked) and castle visiting. The museum at the local cement works received rave reviews, unlikely though it seems. The tour ends with visitors being provided with goggles and a hammer and a huge pile of rocks, to find their own fossils.

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