Monday, 9 March 2015

getting side tracked

Not much stitching getting done here….. Oh yes.. just a little, on a retreat last weekend…I'll catch up with that one soon.. promise!

I've become addicted to following the World Hang gliding Championships in Mexico!
I know… thats a bit weird!!…
But there is a team of 6 Aussies competing  over there and one is my (little) brother.

The boys are doing extremely well after 6 days of competition and are coming 3rd… behind the Italian and French teams.

just a little excited after scoring for the team!

I have been getting up at 6.30 (AM)!! to watch little dots zooming around on my computer screen. Its live tracking and I can follow him, see what altitude he's at, how fast he's flying, when he is in a thermal and is spiralling upward. ..just amazing!
There are 115 pilots from all over the world and they are set a different course each day of about 120 kms, with turning points they must reach and a goal.

the only place to get internet… at the shearing shed!

Yesterday Guy came to an abrupt end only 3kms before goal…Landing in a rocky gully... Luckily he's only bruised and his glider is OK… today was a lay day.. so at least he's had a little time to recover.

4 more days to go!!

 Awesome effort boys!... GO Australia!!


  1. OMG something to get you out of bed.........must be important............go team Australia............

    1. How exciting for them, and to be doing so well. Don't you love the wonders of technology.

  2. How cool to be able to watch Guy do his thing. Did you see the crash!! That would have been hard to watch. I will do a big cheer for them. AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI! OI! OI!

  3. Wow.....good training for those early morning walks at Nundle! Have been watching your brothers progress on FB, pretty amazing.


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