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Otivar and Otivar.

Yesterday we went to Otivar. Ken Wallis and Alan made it to the beach although conditions looked like nothing was working (high cirrus). Graham made it to Pena Escrita. Afterwards Herradura was on for those who fancied it.

Today at Otivar the sun was back in full form but it wouldn’t work properly. Big clouds behind take off stopped us from flying longer so we went home for a cuppa.



We drove up to Otivar and after checking the conditions we decided that Cenes was a better choice. And so it was…. cloudbase was 2250 asl achieved by Bryan in the afternoon. We tried several times to get to the Alhambra but to no avail. Still a good day!

Those who wait…

The two days of torrential rain were soon forgotten arriving at a blue sky at Otivar. Ken and Wallis managed to fly to Pico del Cielo before landing on the Herradura beach. Alan, Graham and Bryan (3 hours…) managed a normal O2H. They regrouped and came back up for another attempt. The clouds had built up a bit during the day but it was still flyable so Ken, Wallis and Graham went an another O2H whilst Alan and Bryan decided to chill.


Another wet day unfortunately.


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Otívar x 2

Ken, Wallis and Graham arrived yesterday afternoon and decided to take it easy and get their stuff ready for today. The forecast said southerly wind so we went to Otivar. It was that good that the guys had to do it twice. Well done!

Tandems @ La Herradura

A few tandems at la Herradura with Carlos and Alex.

9-16 June

Ken managed to fly everyday of which 5 days in Cenes and 2 in Otivar. We tried several time to get to the Alhambra but unfortunately we got stopped by the lack height. But the highlight was the 5th day where we got up to Pradallano (2900m). Unfortunately cloudbase stopped us from going further so we returned back to Cenes. Day 6 he flew Otivar and after a loooong battle he managed to fly to the beach of la Herradura. Day 7 was even trickier at Otivar so after 2 hours bimbling around we called it a great week.


We went back to Otivar for some more thermalling. Conditions were good (1350msl) so Tim didn’t hang around and went for the beach of La Herradura. He messaged that the wind was quite strong (east) before getting to the beach so Iain, Helen, Steffen and Mike didn’t go further than the Pyramid. Conditions around Otivar got stronger as well so they all landed.

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