Flying on the Isle of Wight

We have just returned from the Isle of Wight where we spent a long weekend staying in a beautiful thatched cottage in Afton (West of the Island – near Freshwater) It felt as if we were abroad somewhere and although it was just a long weekend, it felt like a proper break from the ‘smoke’.

Before we left, I had joined up with the local paragliding club on the Island as an associate member. I met John Bentley (Treasurer) and he gave me a site guide and on Saturday, the weather was on our side and we managed to fly all day at Limerstone Down. A perfect site with wonderful views over the entire island with a soft grassy take off. The sun shone and I notched up another 3 hours or so on the Aspen II glider. A lovely ‘machine’. Now all I have to do is decide whether or not to buy it!?

Diana managed to go riding with the local stables and so came back smiling too on the Monday morning while I looked after our little Sebastian! Now I am back at work watching the rain pour down the windows – at least its not flyable!

The good news is that I am hoping to pick up my mended paramotor from Paul’s workshop on Friday?