Another great Wednesday at The Park, very tricky to start with, but “booming” by late afternoon.
To begin with around 12pm, the cloud base was around 2,100ft and it was a hard task just to stay airborne, Me in JKW, Damien in FUY & Harriet in JAL, with Phil in FKA were skilfully towed by John H ( Thank you John !) which made getting away a bit easier.
As the afternoon progressed we had ended up with a relatively high cloud base of approx 3,400 feet QFE, combined with abundant thermal opportunities, I managed to find 5 kts average a few times 🙂. I noted that it was odd that every cloud had a different cloud base height, and sometimes you couldn’t reach the base no matter what you tried.
At this point a very ominous looking cloud was approaching and rumbling away, all of us could see it but we couldn’t appreciate how rapidly it was growing in size. Thankfully, John H & Mike T could foresee this, and called us all back. We had all landed and the gliders had been packed away when it came rumbling past, 3-5 miles south of the site.
That brought a close to play.
I took a few pictures from the day to share with you all. Hope you enjoy them 🙂.