Nil wind with Santa on Mam, Sunday 5 December 2010.












Nil wind on Mam, Sunday 28 November 2010.










Afternoon off to try the Mentor 2 at Pendle (nice...), Wednesday 24 November 2010.












Pendle with the Niviuk bunch, Sunday 14 November 2010.












Flying til just a little bit after sunset with Phil and Rhona on Rushup after a day flying around the Hope Valley, followed by coffee at the Woodbine, Sunday 7 November 2010.
























Ballooning from Bakewell to Chesterfield with Dragon Balloons, Sunday 17 October 2010.




















Curbar, Sunday 17 October 2010.




















Flying at Filey on the East Coast with the Penguins, Sunday 10 October 2010.
















Windy on Eyam with Barney and Helen fooling about, Sunday 2 October 2010.












After work on Rushup, watching the sun going down, Thursday 30 September 2010.






















Longridge, Lancashire, Sunday 26 September 2010.




















Long Mountain, Wales, Saturday 25 September 2010.
















Katabatic smoke over Bradwell, some very light wind soaring on Broad Lee Bank and then some photos from boating around the Hope and Edale valleys on the day of the DSC summer party, Sunday 5 September 2010.












Bradwell, Sunday 8 August 2010.








Pendle, overcast with all the Niviuk posse. Sunday 1 August 2010.














Friday after work. Stress-free happy boating with the kestrels and swifts. Bradwell. 23 July 2010.












Flying with swifts and swallows over a green and pleasant land. Happy 75th birthday the Gliding Club. Bradwell. 22 June 2010.








Forgot the boots and flew in office shoes, slip sliding all over take-off. Treak Cliff and Castleton after work. 15 June 2010.












Lake District. Buttermere and later Walla. Soundtrack: Sigur Ros (Hvarf Heim), 22 May 2010












Long Mynd. Saturday 15 May 2010. Clouding over as we arrive and the odd spot of rain. As it clears a nice kick in the face from a nasty thermal, then a climb out under a brewing cloud. The sky was clearing and should have hung around but what the hell. Landed next to some asparagus farms. Many thanks to Chris Webb's folk and the Snowdon posse for the lift back.










Penyclod and Conwy Mountain. 5 May 2010. Scrappy air and sea-breeze convergence on Penyclod, and then smooth coastal soaring above the dual carriageway at Conwy. Only topped by the fission chips and a beer on Conwy seafront.








Bunster. Too many folk have the same idea and it's crowded, with bubbles of lift but nothing decent enough to make it work enduring. Better having a sandwich on the floor than trying to avoid everyone else in the melee. Saturday 24 April 2010.






Chris Hemmings out on Stanage after work. Feels almost like summer. Friday 23 April 2010.












Bradwell to Lincoln. Rough as hell climb out and some stonking lift around in the blue. Random thermals, but nice to fly with Barney, Jason and H for a bit. Just a shame to be down at Lincoln, whilst the rest fly to the Wash. Epic 22 April 2010.














Short hop from Shining to Miller's Dale and then some soaring on Bradwell, Saturday 17 April 2010










SW from Cow Close to near Longridge. Lovely first climb out with Barney, Mark, H, Richard and the Wally, then a bit of shennanigans connecting with a street to the west. Epic climb-rates, and a glide to Totteridge to see people soaring the West face in the sea breeze (slightly confusing...). Glad to have taken the day off work. Monday 12 April 2010.












Malverns, packed take-off with the BCC, mega-soupy inversion and flying with a friendly buzzard. Landed in the most hospitable place ever by Garway Hill where a beer or two was thrust into my hand after landing and the Bish came retrieving, Saturday 10 April 2010.














70km from the Mynd, looking up from the field I landed in to see H, Barney, Phil and Martin climb out from my last scrabbly thermal to fly on to 100+km,a wee bit annoying, 8 April 2010.










Clough Head to Grasmere, looking down onto Helvelyn with St Sunday's Crag behind, Lake District, 7 April 2010.
































Bridge of Orchy, Scotland. Epic scenery. 4 April 2010.








A windy day on the Mynd with Jean-Luc. Helen and Malc flew 50km whilst I got blown back onto the top fields after falling out of a climb.












Helen, Duncan and Pete at the Barrel Inn after a windy day on Eyam and Bradwell










Windy Mynd, nice retrieve and two hops over the back to the chippy at Craven Arms, Saturday 13 March 2010






























Snowdon with Barney, Phil and others, Sunday 7 March 2010












Treak Cliff and Mam Tor, drizzle clearing to a sunset, Saturday 6 March 2010












Treak Cliff and Mam Tor, Thursday 4 March 2010










Treak Cliff and Mam Tor in the snow, 27 February 2010
























Gourdon with Jean-Luc and Nige, February 2010










Parlick, Lancashire, 7 February 2010




















































DSC Christmas Party, 6 February 2010












Stanage, Derbyshire, Friday 5 February 2010
















Pendle, Lancashire, 31 January 2010








Mam Tor and Bradwell, Derbyshire, 30 January 2010






















Lords Seat and the Edale vally in super-smooth wave with Dave, Ash and Richard, Derbyshire, 23 January 2010












Lords Seat, Derbyshire, 3 January 2010














Pendle, Lancashire, New Year's Day 2010


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