Posted by: 13rob | November 15, 2015

15 Nov – Botswana and back

A hotter day today, so thermals were reasonable though still blue around Kiripotib. The best weather was reserved for the NE corner of the gliding area where it meets with Botswana. After an hours flying to the NE we eventually reached the better skies and cumulus. After a couple of decent climbs we had a great climb to 17,000′ and made Buitepos, the Border post with Botswana. Hans-Peter my partner in the glider, was surprised that at 10km to go, the TP looked almost below us but then we were 5km straight up.

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The straight line in the centre of the picture is the Namibian/Botswana border, Botswana on the left. You can also see that stronger winds aloft were moulding the clouds into wave bars. This wasn’t helpful as it made climbing in the thermals surprisingly difficult. A nice day nevertheless.

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