The forecast promised lightish westerly winds and a dry bright day so eight of us met-up at the farm and trudged up to Bishop Hill looking forward to our first F3F competition on our favourite hill since summer 2010. We were confident the low cloud shrouding the top would soon clear.
Well, it didn’t!
Robert Carson had brought his new and unflown P3 along and I’m suspicious that the half of the Chinese proverb on the left wing jinxed things completely!
There were some hints of blue sky above us at times but from the centre of the course the base we put up on the north side was never visible. We sat around eating our sandwiches, drinking our tea and coffee and having intellectual discussions about a wide range of issues. Some intense and some hilarious!
Mike gave in to some suggestions that he flew his recently repaired Volij and keep it close in. A white model in a misty sky very rapidly disappeared.
A distant crunch confirmed it was down but thankfully it was easily retrieved and not too badly damaged. After some very helpful suggestions as to how Mike should repair his model common sense prevailed and we headed back to the cars and home.
Next competition is likely to be Horcum on 10 March.