24 Juni 2013

Smooth conditions in Valle de Bravo, Timezone GMT -5

How does a perfect day look like? I brought my harness to Mexico, because Fabian offered me to fly his brand new Moyes RX3. At 8 in the morning, Ramon and his family picked me up at the hotel. On the way out, we stopped at a little restaurant and had breakfast. My favourite - quesadilla with Nopal, cheese and huitlacoche!
We continued to Valle de Bravo where I met Miguel Gutierrez, organizer of the upcoming pre worlds and hang gliding worlds. He and his wife Claudia are superbusy with the preparations, as they want to start official registration for the pre-event on July 1st already.
It is rainy season, everything is very green, no more dust. The morning rain soon cleared up and we headed for El Peñon launch. Conditions were light and smooth and it was just a mere pleasure to launch Fabian´s toy glider. I love the RX3! In the air, I had a lot of fun playing with the vultures, the "zopilotes" - there were many around, climbing with me in the soft air.
Around 2pm, I decided to land after a 90 minute flight, as the overdevelopment slowly moved in. It didn´t start raining until 3.15pm, but I wanted to be on the safe side.
I was quite pleased about my first landing at the piano bomb out, where everybody else was watching me. Luckily the RX3 is so easy to land that one guy was superimpressed, walked up and said to me, "Vuelas como un angel - You fly like an angel!"
After such a beautiful, relaxing flight with friends, I had a big smile in my face when Gabriel invited us for lunch. Zucchini flower soup, Chiles relleños with cheese, rice and salad - all vegetarian, just for me... I felt like in paradise!
Even though it was Sunday, the traffic in the evening going back into the city wasn´t too bad. I will leave again tonight, but I want to go to the market and buy some fresh Nopal, tortillas azules, avocados and other specialities so I can prepare an authentic Mexican dinner for my friends in Germany tomorrow.


winDfried hat gesagt…

Liebe Corinna,
vielen Dank, dass Du nach unserem netten Gespräch in Greifenburg,
Deinen Flug über den Nevado de Toluca nun doch noch veröffentlicht hast.
Ich habe ihn mir mit großem Interesse angesehen.
Liebe Grüße und weiter gute Flüge, W.

Rudy Gotés hat gesagt…

It is always nice to fly with Corinna here in Valle de Bravo!