|27 March 2007
- Isle of Wight, Sandown
|With so many
windy or wet weekends recently we decided to head for our beloved Island
mid week for a change. The weather was reported as good, light winds and
|We arrived at the
airfield and prepared the plane. The winds were certainly light but
visibility was poor, however we thought it was bound to improve.
|It was difficult
to navigate but flying a heading we soon picked up Lasham, Alton and later
Butser Hill. We flew on and were pleased to be able to make out the
shape of the island, so called up Sandown.
as there was no one else in the circuit we soon landed and taxied to park
beside a V tailed Bonanza. We do not often see them outside the US.
|We paid our
landing fee in the Tower and headed for Shanklin across the fields. It was
surprisingly still quite wet in places.
|Arriving at the
coast we walked to our favourite beach cafe for lunch. We saw what
Martin's friends will understand as heaven for him. As close to his
beloved "bunker" as he can get at the moment. So if Jan looses
him, he is either in his model aeroplane shed, or here!
|Then we walked
into Sandown and back over the golf course to the airfield. We were
nearly on our knees by the time we got back to the plane as it certainly
was the longest walk we had done in a while.
|Sadly the mist
had NOT burnt off as we hoped and the return flight was even more of a
challenge to navigate than on the way down. Thank goodness for
|We were very
pleased to get to the Island again, but there was much discussion over who
would have the first soak in the bath when we got home, exhausted and