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The trip was a great success - I made it back after realising my dream of flying along the Morning Glory BUT those affected by cancer still need help, so the fundraising page is still going if you were interested in making a donation (see below).
About the adventure: I flew solo from the south coast of Australia, across the outback, to the north coast of Australia to catch the elusive Morning Glory cloud.
Morning Glory Cloud
Morning Glory over Massacre Inlet (photo: Diane Davey)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
It's been a bit wet
Water everwhere over central Victoria
I was flying around Victoria today with my husband, Phil. There is water everywhere! It is such a change after so many years of relatively dry winters. It's more like it was when I first came to Australia in the 1990's. Back then we were gliding out of Locksley Field in central Victoria and used to refer to the airstrip as 'Lake Locksley' During the winter months. Ducks used to land on the water on the cross strip. No kidding! We pretty much had to shut down for a few months over winter. One visitor from the UK, who used to come to fly here in summer, could not believe how the dusty dry airfield he would see in summer could possibly be so wet in winter. We'd send him photos of the ducks on the cross strip.
Today we caught up with some of the old Locksley crowd at Wahring, near Nagambie. It was so good to see them. It has been too long. It was a bit like the old days at Locksley, from which I have very fond memories. Unfortunately, the airfield was also a bit like old times - very, very wet. We bogged the Motor Falke out the front of the hangar. It took all of us to get it out of the soft mud. Yuk!.Thanks guys for your help! Luckily the strip was ok (well, enough of it was ok!) also glad I managed not to get it bogged before we took off.