Steve Posted June 6, 2013 Share Posted June 6, 2013 Had a horrible time last night, knew it was borderline but thought it might settle. Sadly, 'in the air wishing I was back on the ground' was the case from about 30 seconds into the flight. Couldn't get back to the take off spot without serious risk so ended up having a terrifying landing as close as I could safely get, on a huge but very flat boggy moor. End of problems I thought ... until unclipping and taking a step into the bog. Managed to walk the paramotor off and back to my Land Rover on top of the nearby hill. Packed the paramotor up, with just the drive to get the wing left to do I thought. Parked as close as possible without sinking and walked the remaining few hundred feet to the wing and started tidying it up when I realised it was covered in leeches, ants and other bog loving creatures (they move quick, I'd only been gone half and hour). I slung the wing over my shoulder and ran (ha, stumbled) back to drier land and spent the rest of the fading light flicking leeches and bugs off the wing before packing the sopping mess into its bag. Back home the wing was left opened on the floor. Come this morning I hung the wing up in the washing line, untangled the messy lines and cleaned the wing down. During the process the local cats decided the canopy was a great den and the lines needed to be chased every time one moved. I discovered that Hanwags make a great cat shifter. One cat kept creeping back and I finally caught her merrily chewing my B lines. To round-off the party my mrs decided to start painting some outdoor furniture right next to the wing, with paint merrily flicking everywhere. I understand that you can't expect nature to provide a dumb creature with enough intelligence to respect a wing but the cats have no excuse. So it was a rubbish flight and loads of hassle. Should have stayed in front of the telly. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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