gecko fly parapente

'cling cling like a lizard to the ceiling
stick close to the side of heaven'
maori kite song

jueves, 24 de enero de 2008

almendros en flor - almond blossom!

Almond blossom in the Sierra de las Estancias - this was
last year, more coming soon!
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martes, 15 de enero de 2008

gecko fly over mojacar again!

gecko fly gets another photo on the front of
mojacar magazine, 3 out of 3 aint bad!

jueves, 10 de enero de 2008

puta motors

We have adopted Jose Manuel (from granada) in to club gecko
whilst he is here for the next two years teaching in the college
in albox. off we went today for a bit of paramotoring , only Jose's
machine stopped and then wouldn't start! here he is resorting
to pouring fuel straight in to the cylinder head ?
(should have bought a pap Jose ! je je je )

oranges are not the only fruit

orange picking season! but hey we dont want oranges we
want almond blossom and it is comming !! a bit early, hope
we dont get a gota fria (a cold snap) .Its a bit stupendous
when the blossom comes out, (the only advantage to monoculture i can see)
being surrounded by hectares and hectares of almonds
it does someting to your creative juices! , our best selling
/liked photo is of the blossom last year! more soooooon!

sábado, 5 de enero de 2008

west winds

With westerly winds we usually can't fly , normally
too strong and today was no exception with gusts around 56kmh
what we do get with the upper air mass more north westerly
are beautiful cloudscapes and lenticular or wave clouds
set up like dolphins over the sierra filabres
what with seasonal flue, trips to the uk and strong winds
are feathers are getting rusty!

sierra marias cara norte

sierra maria the north side!!!
well it looks like a fab site for those winter days
with a northerly wind and i've lost count the number
of times i've been here with a good forcast only
to have a short flight down or the wind swings around
and then game over! anyway the photo is of club Gecko
arriving last sunday only to find a almost nil wind situation
with nothing happening!!!
what do you do ? Hector (phenomeno) who recently announced
he was a black belt karate champion gave us all a first lesson !

and after that what do bored pilots do ? go for a
flop to bottom , only trouble is this site has such a
shallow and woody take off ,in light winds ......

you end up with many tree/bush incidents!

Must clean this take off but need a good day to show
that it might be worth the effort!