Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bogong Cup, Day 6

We decided for a task at Stanwell Park today ;-)  Well, the real truth is we got impatient waiting for good weather in Mt. Beauty, so we drove back to Sydney the day before yesterday.  There was a bit of angst that conditions would improve and make a task possible, but in the end, we worried for nothing.  Another high wind day yesterday and no task :-(






But Sydney turned out to be a great choice.  Stanwell was blowing about 120 degrees off, so we thought flying would be out.  We spent the day down at the beach below sunbathing and swimming.  By afternoon we headed up to the park and had a little picnic and bird watching session.  The cockatoos were very friendly and became more and more brave all afternoon.










Around 6 or so, after laying around in the park all afternoon, out of the blue Zippy looked up and the wind sock on launch had switched around 100 degrees or so and suddenly it was flyable.  We rushed up the hill, rigged as quickly as we could and managed to get an hour and half in the air before sunset, derigged in the dark and driving away very happy for an unexpected flight.

 

5 comments:

Rodger said...

Sunbathing, swimming, feeding the exotic birds, then flying for an hour. Meanwhile back in the states, we're shoveling over two feet of "global warming."

Tom Lanning said...

Looks like a rough life. ;-)

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Linda Salamone said...

oh my god i LOVE The cockatoos!!!!

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