26/03/02 - Mike Andrews, 7.6km from Pandy

Lovely day yesterday 26.3.02 - only managed to set off from home at 12.30 but Pandy was still gently thermic at 2.30. I did a bit of a ridge run - passing Rich who had been flying already, on the ground. Having got nearly 2,000 ato in small weakish thermals I went over the back but found very little more lift - just a bag of zeros which extended my glide. I had never been over the back at Pandy before so it was all good fun.

I had to walk out a couple of miles to the main road to get a lift tothe Skirrid Inn and then Rich kindly took me back up to my car. After Brazil, it was interesting how empty of people the countryside seemed.