Carpark antics in a Westerly
What an awesome day Saturday was. Just the most beautiful day
on the Peninsula, but sans any real wind with a light and variable
South Westerly caressing the Peninsula
and so Brendan and myself headed up to Coil Corner
for an hour or looked for lift with the Sky Climbers
in the most beautiful blue sky available.
Overnight inot , the predicted front arrived amid some fierce
North Westerly gust, and then dumped a load of rain on us
as if it was going to continue for 40 days and 40 nights.
However it soon broke and the sun came out and the crew
made a run for the Chapman’s Peak carpark site.
The wind was positively freezing the nuts off monkeys, straight out of the west
and plumb up the carpark slope and the lift was hugely dynamic.
The entire TOSS crew pitched and a blast was had by all,
including Bobby, Alex and a few other AFC lads who ran
from Signals due to rain and low cloud and came and joined us for the day.
The Aldij’s simply tore up the sky, Ryan’s home brewed Mamba rocked,
the foamie warbirds zoomed and combat was furious, with more
that a few fetches registered for the day.
In the end it is one of the best ever carpark sessions
and the westerly maintained the entire afternoon and
the slope continued to rock right up to sundown.
Phew, what an awesome day!
Could be worse places on earth to sit and contemplate lift –
Saturday light lift conditions on Chappies
Ryan, Malcolm, Steve and Noel enjoy the bracing breeze
Ryan’s Mamba sets up for a landing
Ryan getting the Mamba together – based on and Aldij wing profile
Tim’s foamie rips up the sky
More foamie action to the north
Cold but Classic conditions made for an awesome day out