Monday, 5 July 2010

Lundy again

A couple of weeks ago we flew to Lundy for dinner. It was my fist visit and I was impressed. Although the memory is recent and may yet fade it's looking like the visit to Lundy will go down as one of my all-time favourite flights.

Initially I was a bit worried by this. I've spent a lot of time, money and effort on flying and have had some exceptional experiences, so how come little Lundy island is so special?

The flight there lasted barely an hour, but it did take place on a silky smooth evening in gorgeous light. The route took us over bits of Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon taking in some fantastic scenery including the Somerset levels, Exmoor and the North Devon coast. There was a short overwater flight, followed by a challenging landing. Lundy's runway isn't super short, but its 400 metres aren't really enough to forgive sloppy technique either. Once on the ground, it's quickly obvious that the little Cessna has once again done its magic carpet trick and transported us from one world to another

1 comment:

Andy R said...

Like you, I've been lucky enough to have some amazing flying experiences; incredible how the simplest can often etch the fondest memories into the mind