Despite pretty strong winds aloft we managed to get a day in today. We had to wait on the grid for some time and Tim switched to Task B which was 230 km triangle to the north (Tocumwal - Corowa). I think it was a good move cause the last clouds passed the river were exactly connecting Tocumwal and Corowa airfields. Surely there was lift in the blue as well but we just started running out of time and task had to be shorter. Everybody got back and had good fun and a nice run.
I got a special treat before gate opening and managed to contact the wave.
|above cloud base|
The cloud base was around 5000 ft and after reaching it I decided to move up wind and search for the wave I was hoping for. And there it was. Nice and smooth, very weak but it took me up to 7500 ft above the cloud bases and even tops. Luckily I had my camera with me this time and managed to take a few pics.
Unfortunately it didn't last too long and I couldn't use the additional altitude for task start. The place was just too far away from any of my assigned start points and I used all the altitude up before I have reached them. I enjoyed the most beautiful views though and this made my day real fun. Fun was something that I was missing last days...
Tobi gave me a motivational talk this morning on the grid and cheered me up. I had some time to think about what he has told me while riding the wave. I had a nice day today. Thank you Tobi!
and total after 7 days: