Kommetjie and the slippery slope
Last weekend we were up at Kommetjie on what promised to be a crancking South Wester.
Mother nature decided otherwise and delivered a weak and hot afternoon.
Later, after a bit of cooling off, the lift was sublime, and those who left early missed the best of the day.
A few fellas tried a few flights early on, and this was one of the fetches of the day.
our Chairman ….
….threw out the Mini Dragon in somewhat ailing lift and ended up with a somewhat lengthy fetch….
at the bottom of Kommetjie hill. Notably, handing Steve the TX at the critical “well beyond saving” point of the whole flight
and really not giving the Uncle Steve a chance in hell of saving the thing.
There’s our man! fetchy!
Which brings us to another visual of just how big the fynbos bushes are on the way down the slope, and just how much
of a battle it can be getting back up again!… Our man Marc Beckenstrater doing a somewhat closer fetch
from what is the normal landing zone!
Still, all in all, the view was pretty spectacular from up here with all the going on’s and what.