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Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog

Beach Rise – Photoblog

Beach Rise – Photoblog

Braving the Jet Stream…

…to bring you spectacular views from Portsmouth Seafront. This year, the jet stream is much further South than normal, which is why we’re having snow in March, and horrible high winds all the time. I remain cold, but undeterred. So as soon as I noticed it had stopped raining, and didn’t look like it would resume imminently, I headed straight down to the coast with some flying gear.

An interesting set of flights today, with a vicious easterly wind to deal with at height, but great views on almost all sides. I’m not going to have time to do the video before Friday, so here’s a photo blog to keep you going.

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400 ft above Portsmouth. The spinnaker Tower is 150 ft higher. I could so easily go higher, but am not allowed.

400 ft above Portsmouth. The spinnaker Tower is 150 ft higher. I could so easily beat that, but the law says ‘no’.

Looking down. Great work by the GoPro 3 there...

Looking down. Great work by the GoPro 3 there…

A pretty decent procession of boats were going by as I was flying. I only chased the big ones.

A pretty decent procession of boats were going by as I was flying. I only chased the big ones.

 

View from the shore... another boat of some type goes past. This one may or may not have been deliberately jamming 2.4GHz

View from the shore… another boat of some type goes past. This one in particular may or may not have been deliberately jamming 2.4GHz.

 

Yep, all going on if you look to the East, back over Southsea.

Yep, all going on if you look to the East, back over Southsea.

 

Full drag right across the empty beach. The wind tries to argue, hence angle.

Full drag right across the empty beach. The wind tries to argue, hence the angle. My T-motors win.

A nice view over the sea, which despite almost constant overflying, did not end up with me in it once...

A nice view over the sea, which despite almost constant overflying, did not end up with me in it once…

Islands in the sun. Not a very good sun, but it is quite a good island, and we take what we can get…

Right – there’s another 30 of those, but I’ll save some of them for the video blog – coming soon…

JW