Exciting times for Nick
On this mornings flight, Nick managed to get himself in a bit of a pickle, though saved in time by a timely throwing of his reserve, depositing him safely some 400m west of launch. At this time many of us were already landed in the valley.
Baz Rhodes happened to be at take off and lent Nick a spare reserve and on our XC flight we had some great climbs in very clear air to around 2800m. Over the back on the south of the Gredos the forest fires seemed to have been put out, but there was still a large plume of smoke reaching Avila.
Most bombed at the Cemetery near the pass, but Rod and Nick crossed with me, Rod landing soon after in Poveda, and Nick getting another climb to make it to the bend in the road. Not bad after the mornings little experience………and the fact that he is also nursing an ugly looking toe after a bad arrival back from the Panera bar the day before.