Spring is just a few more cold fronts away
Back in the office on Monday looking at a grey sky and the forecast for 3 more days of this weather!
Spring is supposed to have arrived, but traditionally we are in that transition period,
that pretty much lasts thought to the end of September. At least 2 weeks away.
However there are those awesome days when the sun kicks out from behind the clouds.
Saturday was one of those great days. A nice little westerly blowing through the
Chapman’s Peak car-park site had a few of us tossing out glass ships and then
creating a wee bit of mayhem in the combat zone later with EPP.
A gentle day, no surprises at all and a very nice way to burn off some time.
Talking of burning… biggest surprise was getting home and realising that after a day of staring into the setting sun,
one was magically blessed with a tan that left your sunglasses shape neatly imprinted around your eyes
and hence, left you looking somewhat like a raccoon caught in the headlights.
Sunday dawned very grey with a new cold front well set in and a persistent drizzle that
carried through to lunchtime at which time most guys felt the cabin fever gathering and made
a headlong dash for the Chappies once again.
We were rewarded with cold Westerly to West North West conditions, maybe not the best conditions ever,
but certainly flyable and in between the showers, the gathered crew of at least 10 of us had a really great day
in the ice cold conditions. Basically we flew every thing we have. Not bad.
So the outcome for the weekend: A raccoon style tan on Saturday amid glorious spring weather…
and frostbite with runny noses on Sunday, amid a classic Cape storm.
Nice one mother nature!