Twin peaks share the spoils
Sometimes this wee strip of land poking out into the two oceans, both Atlantic and Indian if the fable be told, can produce the oddest weather patterns. Saturday pulled one of those out the bag with a fresh South Easter in the morning session that was predicted to go South. And so it did, and some of us headed to Kommetjie to best utilise that. Meanwhile at Red Hill, Ryan, Noel and Schalk had a day of it in moderate South East conditions all day. So the result is two differing slopes, working on two differing winds, on the same day, at the same time, more or less separated by a mountain peak. It is often told that the Cape Peninsula can harbor four differing seasons in one day, from dawn to dusk, depending where you are in relation to the landmass that dominates our landscape, the mightily impressive Table Mountain.
Sunday was a different matter altogether with a pure unadulterated South Wester hitting the Kommetjie slope and the lift as smooth as a babies bottom. The whole day we stood on the slope in nary a breeze while the lift just boomed and the speed ships ate up the sky. Brendan, Christo, Jeff, Mally, Steve, Bill, Lionel and a guest appearance by Dave made up the merry crew, and I have not for a long time seen so many BEE wings taking a beating in the air combat. Really nice to have such a large crew on the hill. Was equally good have to have Rose and Sharon on the slope as well, as it not that often we are graced by the presence of our jovial and loved ladies. In the end it was one of those all time awesome Kommetjie days, roll on Autumn and more of the same, although with the fronts approaching at this weekend, we may just go straight to winter. Roll on Chappies and the cold, smooth North Westers.
Jeff, Bill and Shelley taking the day out with a seated repose
Brendan gives his usual perfect sloping performance with the Nyoni
Lionel gets more time on the sticks, just what the doctor ordered
Lionel’s Solo flew a beaut round on the day
Steve stares into the future while throttling the Miraj around in the ample lift
Christo’s tiny little ASK 21 again takes the plane of the day award – Aldij set for size comparison
Christo set up his Aldij for a landing
Steve hides in the shade – wonder why?
Mally, Christo and Lionel while Mally bombs his Aldij around the sky
Rose and Sharon sharing the hill for the day
Dave puts in a guest appearance – Go on Dave, we need to see more of you