What an interesting day.
Mike in the Pik and myself in the Libelle were out to see what there was to offer.
Looked good early and no sign of the high cloud that has been nearly a constant of late.
Forecast of possible rain and showers, and the soaring forecasts were showing areas that looked like they would be shut down with rain to the South.
As many will know the Scenic Rim often has weather independent of areas around, you can fly all day watching rain showers that seems to move towards Boonah but never get there.
What resulted was a lovely day and some nice pictures.
Early on we headed out towards Moogerah Dam and the range, but quickly found it quite weak there with light rain already developing all around the rim. We headed towards Beaudesert as it looked clear with nice clouds. Not the strongest in spots, we both had to take a weaker climb here and there, but the occasional ones were 7+ knots on the averager.
From Beaudesert we followed a nice street back to Cunningham’s gap where it was working so well we popped over the range for a little bit before deciding that there was enough rain around to not stay there long. The light showers we passed through washed the gliders well and mostly were also providing weak lift, but we stayed away from the heavy looking clouds and rain as there would not be lift there.
211kms for me 228kms for Mike and no need to wash the gliders when we landed !