Monday, April 07, 2008

Yallingup & Back Beach (Bunbury)

Yesterday (Sunday) was forecast to be westerly on the coast so Shane and I drove to Bunbury hoping to fly Back Beach. When we arrived it was due west but only 5 knots and there were obvious frontal lines to the south. We decided to drive to Yallingup as that was under the frontal cloud and so should have more wind. When we arrived it was off to the North with thermal bubbles and other variations. We set up in the car park and then walked the gliders up to the lookout to take off. Shane flew like a pro and explored every bit of lift available to him. After a couple of top landing tests I decided the beach was the safe option and we both landed on the beach after well over an hour in the air.
Then a quick pack up on the beach and the hercluean task of carrying a glider up a soft sand dune and a fast drive back to Bunbury. Jason was there and flying his fun like a pro as usual. We both flew again for an hour and then I top landed and we all packed up in the dark. Hundreds of Km of driving, but well worth it for flying two new sites in one day.
Jason Top Lands at Back Beach...
The View North from the Air, See Shane?
Yallingup Beach from the Air!
Today (Monday) JC and I flew again at back beach although it was NW and not so much fun. Shane was there too but elected not to fly, much.

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