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Second Morning Glory

Wednesday the 25th September

Well this morning was a real WOW day. We knew it was going to be good so got up at 4:30am. We did the ritual breakfast, get ready and walk to the airport.

Shammy the heavy dew off the wings and warm up. This time we are the first glider on the line. The trike goes first as he is pretty slow.

We are in the air just after 6:00am and heading east to the cloud that we can see. She’s looking good. We fly out to mee it and are one of the first on the cloud.

We head inland south-west to start and then soon turn as it looks like it is not going far inland today. Heading out to the north the cloud swings around in and arch and ends up pointing almost west.

The Morning Glory starts to get some speed up across the ground and at time eventhough we are going fast it seems hard to keep in front of it.

A couple of times we dip down low to the cloud. You can see it bubbling up and we zoom through some of it to get out to the front again and back into the lift.

When we first hit the cloud we were about 15 miles from Burketown, headed away a few more miles and then followed it up as we past Burketown and on out to the west. By the time we turned we were 40 miles from Burketown. Some other gliders that can travel faster then us were 60 miles from Burketown before they turned. We think the cloud would have been at least 100 miles long all up, close to 180klms.

Our second Morning Glory

Our second Morning Glory

Smooth cloud forming at day break.

Smooth cloud forming at day break.

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Low on the cloud - here comes a trike, top right

Low on the cloud – here comes a trike, top right

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Our second Morning Glory Cloud

Growing and getting longer, moving fast now

Growing and getting longer, moving fast now

Diving low on the cloud

Diving low on the cloud

It is extending out to the west a fair way now.

It is extending out to the west a fair way now.

This is freakin amazing

This is freakin amazing

I just love this. Can you see the shadow of the glider?

I just love this. Can you see the shadow of the glider?

Out and back, fun!

Out and back, fun!

101knts and still going up. Steeming along.

101knts and still going up. Steeming along.

Morning Glory from the ground

Morning Glory from the ground

Morning Glory from the ground

Morning Glory from the ground

Ground images thanks to Grant Harper

Ground images thanks to Grant Harper who was gounded for the day due to engine troubles. 🙁

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