It was a quite a impulsive thing with the winter weather systems of late fronts and troughs moving through with no degree of regularity, AS my grandfather would say DEH worry aboot the weather son it will change in 10 minutes, Well it seams like months with nae change since i was flying.

Chris and Tommy close to the wispy bits

Woke up this morning to minus 8 and blue skys, fantastic. Chris came round to the house for 10 am, and after a chat about sites we decided to go up onto Bodsbeck despite the wind forcast telling us it was going s/w. There is a face that takes this direction but its really best in a N/W and is great in a west too. So we set off.

Sometimes, it is not just about the flying and to prove that point, Tommy, Sean and myself had a glorious day hiking up Bodesbeck.

Sunday morning and there is talk of flying. Cloudbase is low, touching the tops, its about 10.30 am and Fiona announces she is going on a walk up Craighill with the dogs so I grab the glider and start walking. no driving as the hill sits at the back of the house, very handy.

Weather predictions from Auntie Beeb and Windty teased with the possibility of a little late season soaring at Witchie. Fred set his stall out early equipped with thermos and sarnies.

Most arrived around 1:00 to 1:30. Very light conditions ensued.