15 May 2008

Warmth for some flying souls

Lokkilok spent last week with a couple of Finnish pilots in our favorite Gréolières. The weather gods welcomed us with sunny warm weather, that was with us for the entire week. Thanks to a rainy April followed by this warm spell, the spring scenery was absolutely gorgeous. This year was definitely the most beautiful since 2003.
Although the last 2 days were too windy we managed to fly a lot, mainly at the Cheiron, right above Gréolières. One day we practiced some small triangles, which was good fun. Another day 2 of us tried to start a serious XC trip but the strong wind and sink made us change our minds. We also had some nice flying at the famous Gourdon site, where we were lucky or wise enough to be early before it got blown out.
One of the highlights was for the guys to fly over Monaco in the early calm evening.
Those last 2 days were windy, but nevertheless sunny and warm, and we had some good sight-seeing and walking visiting the Gorge du Verdon, Antibes, St.Paul du Vence, and the old-town of Nice.

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