Dartmoor Gliding News-Saturday 15th February 2020

This week's storm goes by the name of Dennis. In contrast to storm Caira last weekend which was extremely windy, Dennis has brought an unbelievable amount of rain with ordinary (?) gales.

The forlorn view from the clubhouse
There was a little work going on with Rick and Scratch fettling the Supercat while in the clubhouse it was tea and stories time. I'm sure we fixed all the world's problems. Mike Bennett used his time in a slightly more productive way practicing his thermally skills on the simulator.

Patio turning itself in to a swimming pool
Mike soaring the simulator
As the day wore on, the rain just got heavier and heavier. The site drains were working overtime but the one on the west side of the main gate was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water coming down from the top field and following down boundary hedge line. Not helping this was the fact that the water had brought a large volume leaves and other organic detritus with it which eventually blocked the drain completely. The lack of waders made fixing this impossible on the day.

The water bypassing the western side of the main gate.

Hoping for an end to this bad weather soon.


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