A grand day out with a fantastic posse of pilots. For me this flight had it all.
The pathless route to find a launch site, the tricky conditions on launch, the relief to get high, the challenge when low, your mates flying over your head, the elation to get high again, the weather to make you think, the vast boony crossings, the long glides and big climbs, the banter on the radio with reports of pilots far ahead, but most of all the views to go with the sensations and etch them in your mind.
From deep blue lochs, to snow clad peaks, from endless bogs to rocky crags, from lovely fluffy clouds to ones hanging with menace and from big blue skies, with glistening sea and distant islands to a coastline studded with fantastical peaks. The flight had everything, including the perfect landing field, great mates, fish and chips and the best retrieve ever. I hope I'm lucky enough to do it all again.