Whoops! Steep launches can be tricky! 
I have a fear of hights and I often joke about how my knees shake if I stand on a stool. As much as I would like my totem animal to be a mountain goat, the greater the angle of the slope, the more I have in common with a mountain slug. 🐌💦 Or a mountain jellyfish! 🙈
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My kind of blue to swim into 🙌🇿🇦
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Hiking in the early hours gives me feelings of hope and safety. Feeling like I am the only human around is very calming (no sociopath on the path; everybody knows serial killers wake up later 🤓) and I always believe I am about to see wild animals (as if I were Disney’s Pocahontas). 🍂
After taking this photo, I sat still on the shore for a long time, half convinced Timon and Pumba were bound to stop by for a drink and a cheerful song! 🐗🐵🦁
(They didn’t. 🤷‍♀️) .
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🎶🌤I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night 🌤🎶
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Fly into the week like a glider taking off in the lee! Mondays are rough. Tuesdays are a little bit less shaky. Slowly make your way through the week, putting distance between you and the mountain of troubles. Before you know it, Friday is here and you are soaring above it all! Happy Tuesday everyone! .
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So I finally took the time to write a bit about my trip to South Africa and sort through pictures. (Link in my bio)
My expectations going there were quite optimistic, and it took a while adusting to the reality. I didn’t fly as far or as long as I wished. And as much as I try to reason with my petty self, I can’t help but feel a teeny tiny bit bitter.
On the one hand I regret not pushing myself harder on the flyable days, but I very well know that I made each decision to land because I felt very far out of my comfort zone and these were the right decisions. Then I curse myself for bombing out on a couple of occasions, but frankly, I did try to find/stay in thermals and I failed; it’s not like I could have willed myself up and away from the ground. I just need to work harder and fly more hours to improve; there isn’t much to regret here.
Finally, it was hard fitting into a group, though I knew that going in. I more or less did my own thing most of the time in the middle of the pack, but I did not manage to really make up my mind and find my place when we were flying together: I wasn’t always waiting for those behind me and I did not do my best to keep up with those in front, though I had planned on doing so. One more thing I need to work on! 
I do usually put a more positive spin on the story and I do feel very fortunate to have had this great experience, but sometimes, I just need a good old rant to move on. 
Ok, rant over! 😄 And I look forward to sharing many pretty pictures of the beautiful places I was lucky to visit this Winter! 😄
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Whoohoo! ✋🤚
Flying into the weekend, like it’s Summer! 🪂
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Well, I left this crazy colorful place and am now back under the heavy stratus of Geneva 😭. Thankfully, I did play a bit with my camera during my trip to Summer and got a few good memories out of it! 🙌🏞
This beautiful pool (created by a dam) was just above our house. And I sat still on its shore a couple of times in hopes I would catch interesting animals on camera. I was even there at 6, in my pajamas on our last day, but all I saw were a couple of noisy ducks swimming and flying around the pool (and I am pretty sure the entire Western Cape heard them, they weren’t particularily hard to spot). Oh well! 😜🤷‍♀️
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Finally a day I feel really good about! I didn’t fly that far, but I felt at ease during the entire flight! 🧘‍♀️ No crazy wind to break thermals into a million pieces, no crazy wind to flee away from as fast as I can, no crazy wind blowing me to and fro above the field I want to land in. Life is better when the wind is acting reasonable! 🪂🌬
📸 from this morning’s launch above Piketberg, ZA. .
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Yesterday was not flyable, so we found other things to do. The guys chose to go on a safari or stay home, and I went on a hike. I was hoping I would see a few local wild beasts, but all I saw were pigeons, insects and spiders... so many spiders! 🦗🕸🐜
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I bombed out today. 🤷‍♀️ Though I am feeling a bit frustrated about it now, I just couldn’t get really excited during the flight. The forecast announced quite a lot of wind, and that kind of put a lid on my willingness to fight to stay up. My mind was not completely in it and I lost the battle to stay airborne. 🪂
Oh, and I flew a grand total of 3km in 1 hour! 🤘😄
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How do you get a bunch of pilots to jump into their harnesses and take off in an inversion layer? 🪂
Easy: you fly over them, yelling “do you plan on flying today or what?!”
This guy came from above us this morning and got everyone off the launch in less time than it takes to say “Nananananère” 🤣👋
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Tricky conditions up there allow for a good meal and a solid nap down here. Vacations can be pretty hard, so I’m not complaining about the down time! 😉
I bombed out on the second flying day of my stay in South Africa. 🤷‍♀️ We left home with a 100k flight plan. 😎 I took it down a notch when I was swept by a strong lee wind on launch. 😖 Once in the air, I settled for a dart flight straight to Porterville. (maybe about 10k away?) 😫 Eventually, I did not even manage to get that far and chose a field with a tree to fold my wing in the shade. 😂 Goals change, I should get used to it!
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We didn’t fly today, it was way to windy! 🌬We went all the way up to the take off only to look at disapointed comp pilots launch into a bumpy, sketchy sky (the pre PWC task was cancelled). But I found a waterfall at the foot of the mountain and lived my best shower gel commercial fantasy, so I am calling the day a win! 🌺💁‍♀️🌺
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Today was a good first day! We flew in the flat lands. Thermals were quite strong and I didn’t feel much like letting go of my breaks to take photos. But I flew my biggest FAI yet, and took the best the sky had to offer today, so even if I don’t have much to show for it, today was a great day! .
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Welcome to South Africa! I didn’t fly today, the non-existing take off kinda messed up my mojo. And I love my Crocs, but I was not prepared to hike in them, should I have bombed out far away from a road. There is a saying in French that has unfortunately become my motto: « quand on a pas de tête, on a des jambes », i.e. if you don’t have a head, you better have legs. But what the heck do you do if you forgot your shoes? 🤷‍♀️
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