What a nice weekend

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Saturday

A lovely jaunt down to Titraupenga with Bill yesterday. Turned out better than the forecast looked.

Sun?! Who needs sun
Sun?! Who needs sun

More clouds
More clouds

Looking down on Titraupenga
Looking down on Titraupenga

Sunday

Today was forecast to be the better of the days, with a solid thermal strength on RASP. And indeed it was. Four of us, Bill in RR, Bob in YL, Alan in RY, and myself in XP tootled our way down to Waipunga Falls, almost halfway on the Napier/Taupo highway. We had to use airspace a lot of the way, and this was problem free. Cloudbases up to 6500 feet at the turnpoint and the ride home was definitely easier than the ride down.

I put my flight on the online competition, view the day here:
http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/daily.html?sp=2013&c=C0&sc=&rt=olc&st=olc&df=2013-03-24

Heading down to Tokoroa
Heading down to Tokoroa

Mt Tahara, next to Centennial Park
Mt Tahara, next to Centennial Park

A good looking sky to the turnpoint
A good looking sky to the turnpoint

On the way back. Things were thickening up nicely, with gaps between getting bigger.
On the way back. Things were thickening up nicely, with gaps between getting bigger.



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