Yesterday (still very windy on the coast) the guys managed to get some flying in. Hartmut managed a good 40′ soaring at Cenes before the wind picked up too much. Today (still very very wind on the coast) was a shock to the system as the temperatures dropped to 5C on take off at Cenes. Interest was low as it was getting windier and colder. So we came back to the HC for tea and coffee. Finally the wind dropped at the coast. Dennis and Steffen got their feet in the air for 5′ before the wind turned north.
The forecast was for a nice westerly wind so we had a look at La Herradura. After a 2 hour wait we decided to can it and go for Cenes. It was the right choice. Steffen and Hartmut got up to 2100msl. Demian and Romain got up to 3200msl all the way up in the ski station. Dennis had a good time flying around take off. We went back home to have another look at la Herradura in the evening but it wasn’t to be.
An even better day was had at Otivar but it was a bit feisty at the inversion level 1500msl. Hartmut and Steffen were on fire whilst Dennis was having an easy day bimbling around take off. Steffen and Hartmut had a relative easy ride all the way through to the beach. Whilst Hartmut arrived with 400m Steffen decided to do one better by arriving at La Herradura with 1000msl…
It took a few days for the weather to sort itself out. We had a day of rain. Then came the wind and after that it all went weird. So we waited patiently for better conditions. Finally today was the day where conditions were back to almost normal. 1600m asl at otivar. Rob and Paul went to Sole Tree Ridge and back as there was too much wind on the coast to go further. Nigel, David and Agnieska had a ball thermalling in the otivar valley.