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If there was ever a day that could cause the superstitious to question their beliefs, today was one of them.

Admittedly, I thought it was going to be another one of those overcast, wet, windy and miserable days - your typical British mid-summer's day. The view out of the window in the morning suggested it would be, however, lady luck was on our side! Whether Mother Nature felt we had shown the patience and commitment it takes to be a paragliding pilot in the U.K, or just simply took sympathy on us, she granted us with a day pass at Bridgend.

Neil was at the hill by 09:30 and reported it was a tad strong but flyable.

Rob and myself pondered different sites before deciding to join Neil.

After watching the weather on Friday and Saturday morning it looked blown out in the hills so a spontaneous decision was made to head to the dunes at Tyninghame.  The wind was forecast NE so we hoped for the best. 

Wanted to get out of the house so headed up to tinto for an evening walk and fly down.

xc weather suggested southerly breeze so. Wind off to SW at the bottom as I arrived. no wind as I walked up. Northerly breeze at the top!

A windy day,but it was slowly dropping away so Rob,Dave Lyal and me ended up walking up Bridend at about 4.30,still blowy on the walk up and we stopped short of the top and set up for launch,we sat for a bit sucking air through teeth,or at least me and Rob were cos Daves fell out in 1937.