Archive for May, 2010


Conditions really turning on. Colins Hook 2 Debut

May 31st, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

The last days, Saturday and Sunday, for our Devon and Somerset Condors group really started to come good.  We flew to the pass on the morning flight , some of us making it back to Piedrahita.  Bruno Crué on his Mantra flew back and then onto Salamanca….a bit of an epic!  In the afternoon both […]

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Reasonable flying, but not as easy as we thought

May 28th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Wednesday turned up with the goods against the forecast.  Thursday was not so good, but two flights but OD later on and plenty of rainfall at night.  Today, Friday, a low base start, so some tourism in Salamanca, then 2 afternoon local flights, the late evening being a stonker rigde run of the whole mountain […]

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Post cold frontal conditions

May 26th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

After Monday and Tuesday finding alternative activities (a walk on Monday and a white water descent by raft and Kayak of the Tormes on Tuedsay) today the conditions came good again.  Three nice flights, the XC cut off when Simon and I got near the pass and felt just  a little too much wind.  Classic […]

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A classic run of weather

May 19th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

After last weeks dismal weather Saturday turned good with Cu filled post frontal NW conditions.  I had a busy weekend with tandems and had one unfortunate customer spend a lot of time vomiting in the air.   Things have blued out a little as the week has advanced, but with higher themal tops  (getting near now […]

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On the telly

May 14th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Next Monday on the regional TV there is a programme called Me gusta y me quedo.  Last week they came to to Piedrahita to do  a short documentary.    Essentially it is a programme about foreigners who have come to make their home in Castilla y Leon and how they adapted to the  Castillian way […]

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Cows in the garden

May 10th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

This weekend we welcomed 8 Charolais cows into our garden.  They will be keeping the grass down to a managable level for the next few months   They belong to Pablo and Jesus from the local Ferret shop and hopefully they will give us a few buckets of milk in exchange  from their dairy stock which […]

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Our move to Zapata

May 8th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Any of you who have been out with us over the last few years will know of our long struggle to build our new home at the bottom of the big spine to the East of Piedrahita.   3 years ago the first constructor ran off with a large portion of our funds and went into […]

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Reschedule of week 19

May 8th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

April and the begining of May have given us some excellent flying weather, but cooinciding with our first group of May a very nasty run of weather has been announced for next week.   As Alan, Jerry and Tony have been able to move their dates, we look forward to seeing them later in the year.  […]

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Long Distance Walkers week – by Puri

May 2nd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A group of long distance walkers from the Doncaster-York area visited us last week and for the event we enjoyed the warmest and nicest weather we have had this year so far. Not unlike July conditions, with cumulus everywhere and very high cloud bases, it was slightly too hot for walking. It has been a […]

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