HQ and camping courtesy of the Bowland Forest Gliding Club at the foot of Parlick.
Well what can you say, a long weekend ahead and a forecast of South to South West wind and thermals for 4 days. Be serious, it is North of the Watford gap and we are only allowed sunshine for 1 day at a time.
Friday the 4th Task 1
The forecast was for a gloomy start then to improve later in the day, so a cat’s cradle 10 waypoint task was set by our Meet Director Gareth Aston. Luckily for me I could not get away from work until after lunch and was there just in time to take part. So, I dropped in the van at the site and rushed up on the grom (motorbike), did not need to walk up too far and took off into a thermal and was off on my way. Got the first 5 waypoints but the sea breeze turned the wind west. However still done well and had 2 hours flying.
Saturday the 5th Task 2