Enter the wind giant
As I type the 5th day in a row of absolutely howling south eaters batters the Peninsula
pushing pot plants around the garden with glee and making the pool take on
the look of a well kept garden refuse dump
The windy season has well and truly arrived!
and true to form should last through to November,
however the next week of predicted SE howlers may just test everybody’s tempers.
Saturday early was beautiful up at Red Hillwith a caressing South Eater on the slope and Alan and myself had an early session.
By 12 PM it had picked up in strength and by the time 2 PM arrived
it did the good old nasty southerly switch! aaaargh
So we took a walk back to the old site and had a look
at how overgrown everything had become
Nature had well and truly taken over and the alien vegetation was
rampant and it is now hard to believe that we use to fly and land there
with the new site being so much easier.
It was also a reminder to keep a hacksaw in the car and
to take out all the alien vegetation at the new site
on a constant basis as the alien stuff can go truly viral.
In the end we moved back to Kommetjie for an energetic,
but bumpy afternoon session in pure South conditions.
Sunday saw the wind velocity pick up to stupid of the scale level and
the conditions were miserable indeed out at Smitswinkel bay
with low cloud and tons of bump and hence so saw off the crew early
to end a somewhat lack luster weekend. Lets just hope this wind backs
off a bit for the weekend or there are going to be
a bunch really unhappy little slopers moping around
as St. James is officially off site to slopers at this point.
by order of SANPARKS.
The old Red Hill site, reclaimed by nature
Looking back to the carpark and what used to be the landing zone
We used to walk here and land back there, but you can hardly see over the bushes now
One of those “other” days when Red Hill is worth it’s salt