Neither the paragliders nor the hangies flew yesterday, and it looked like the paragliders would not be able to fly today either due to the winds.
But we had the option of The Pines (Buckland Ridge), which is is a Southerly site about an hour and a half drive to launch.
We all eventually got our gear together and headed off in convoy.
I decided to try out the Fun 2 today. I needed to practice launching and landing so I thought I’d try and get the technique right on a beginner glider first to get the feeling of a good launch into my body memory (because to be honest I don’t think I ever launched well).
It was a nice flight just ridge-soaring and chatting on the radio to the girls (we had fun instructing Zhenshi and Theresa how to get down the hill in the cars as it’s quite confusing).
Olli was flying the Moyes Mojo, trying all sorts of different flying styles. He looks so comfortable flying, much more so than anyone of us. I guess he probably has thousands of hours more than us too
Nobody wanted to land in the undulating bombout but there was a streamer there so that’s where I went. Almost did a belly landing because I could get unzip fully and get my feet out of the harness. I had boots on today and they didn’t slip out as easy as my runners! I got them out at the last minute and landed the very forgiving Fun 2 without a problem. Thanks God for floaters
After a couple of drinks in the Brewery, Jorj has a great idea to take me and Carol up to ‘The Horn’ on top of Mt Buffalo.
It’s only a 15 min walk from the car park, so not too strenuous but the views are amazing and worth it, though it was FREEZING up there in the howling Southerly!!