1 May 2005 Almost Dunkeswell but
finally Compton Abbas
We set off to the airfield with the
idea that we would fly to Dunkeswell in Devon. We had not been there in a
while and the museum is often open on a Sunday.
As we set off the visibility was not
too bad although there did appear to be some fog on the South coast. The
fields of rape looked amazing their bright yellow against the now green fields
getting greener by the day. Yes, the English rain does help to make the
countryside so pretty.
We spotted the Compton Abbas strobe
and went onto past Henstridge airfield.
Then we noticed some weird looking
cloud formation and discovered that Dunkeswell was experiencing a rain
storm. So we called up Dunkeswell to tell them that we were aborting our
landing and would land elsewhere. Shame, but we will return another day.
We decided to land at Compton Abbas,
they do offer exceedingly tasty baguettes. My favourite is the Dorset ham,
while Martin prefers their sausage ones. We refuelled the plane and spent
an enjoyable hour in the sunshine watching the planes land and take off.
One gentleman in a Tiger Moth gave a great display.