Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Back in Newcastle

It was a long trip back but not too bad. I managed to sleep on the last leg from Singapore to Sydney which meant I was still reasonably awake when I arrived at my caravan at 3am. After some sleep I flew Merriweather and after landing down at the bottom started trying to undo the damage caused by all the delicious food on offer in Europe. Unfortunately my luggage did not make it to Australia, I am hoping to get a call today telling me that they found it somewhere. It looks like it will be on at merryweather again soon, I should have top landed yesterday when i had the chance, definitely more motivated today after carrying the glider up the face yesterday.
I have moved my caravan and am next to Jamie's new house now until I head off to Victoria and Corryong and Bogong.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Back to Oz

After a nice 3 weeks visiting family in the UK and Switzerland its back to Newcastle. The taxi picks me up from my parents place in Essex at 1am this morning and I leave Heathrow at 9.30am (in the fog), then its 7hrs to Bahrain and then 8hrs to Singapore and then 9hrs to Sydney and then another couple of hours by train back to Newcastle. Total travel time 36Hrs, yikes, hope I can sleep somewhere along the way. Looking forward to the warmer weather though.....

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cold, Wet & Windy....

What else would you expect from the UK in December?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Off to Europe

I made it to Sydey airport, an uneventful train journey. I have a few hours up my sleeve to spend wandering aimlessly around the airport, or perhaps just reading once i feel like i have had my fill of excercise for the day.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Was on and I had a fun flight. The wind was marginal at times but there were sea thermals hidden in there and I got good height from some. I landed on the beach having never seen anyone land in the park, now that I have watched the approach I will land in the park next time.