15 Januar 2008

Bogong Cup 4th day: too windy!

What a hard day in paradise! I saw big lenticular clouds over Mt Bogong this morning and expected strong winds. They measured up to 70 km/h from the north again, but we went over to Bright to wait and see if it calms down. At 1.30 pm Heather called the day for safety reasons, and I was very glad I didnt have to fly in that turbulent air!
Instead we went back to Mt Beauty and I just took some pictures with Tony and Karen who sponsored the best prize ever: The male and female winner of the Bogong Cup share a stay in their spacious holiday units of the Alpenhorn Motel with a scenic view, pool - and very useful, great cooking facilities, in walking distance to headquarter. During a comp it is most important to get a good rest, a good nights sleep and healthy food, and this is one of the best places to do that. Belinda, Davis Ozreport Straub and Scott Barrett are my neighbours, as well as usually quite a few more pilots. Last year I stayed with Attila and his family, the year before with Jonny Durand.
Weather for tomorrow looks more promising than today, the wind will swing around and we might go up Emu again, hopefully fly another nice long task.

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