May the hurling continue
The weeks are just barreling by, and with the long weekends thrown in
time just seems to be gliding along much better
Back at the slope on Saturday saw on e of the first Kommetjie days
of the season with typically light conditions.
Bar a few paragliders in the lift at the top of the mountain,
there was very little to go on. So hurling the BEE into the air
seemed about the most reasonable thing to do. This resulted in at least
three walks to fetch the errant BEE, which seemed to refuse to
find the lift that the paragliders were enjoying at the top of the hill.
So the hurling of plastic continued and eventually a break through
was found but in haste the once more errant BEE landed half way
up the slope above me. So off to climb and fetch that I did.
Not yet deterred and having had just the smallest glimpse of success
the hurling resumed with renewed efforts and eventually we was able
to break through the layer and get into the lift band.
And so the BEE got to stay up there as long as we could possibly
let it, as there was no way in a snowy day we were going
through that process again….
Marc and Christo arrive and we proceed to hand the radio around
keeping the now well behaved bee up in the stratosphere.
Tim joined us, had a shot at it himself and also took a few walks,
granted one of them from an errant hurl on my part. Sorry Tim.
in the end he gave in and took his shot at the transmitter as well.
All’s well that ends well and we then ended up at Dixies for the TOSS AGM
which was a well attended event and Kudos to Tim for taking the
Chairman’s role, Noel for Vice Chairman, David as secretary,
Schalk as Treasurer and Alan, Steve, Jeff and Gus as committee members.
Well done one and all. A well done to Bill for taking the Pye trophy this year.
So a great AGM all round with a very healthy club financially and as regards
to membership, so Well Done One and All.
Sunday started to show the beauty of winter in these parts and
the North Wester belted through at a lovely rate on knots
and lit up the Chapmans peak site and the full crew
took advantage of the conditions and had a great day out
amid the combat and really fast built up flights.
Roll on next weekend.
Apologies for the lack of photo’s but was just having way to much fun flying…
For and awesome look at a video that Alans put together
of the speed runs at the Cannon, have a look at this link
Queen Mary 2 docking at Cape Town as photographed by Mally
aboard the St. Helena heading for the island of the same name.
Indicator of lift, but how to get there…..
Finally after much hurling, we are at the top
Bill receives the Pye trophy from Malcolm
The Beauty of Hout Bay resplendent on Sunday morning