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On the net since 1994. Still don’t know what I’m doing.

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Tried it. Love it.  I needed exercise with my duff feet, so this is ideal.Here's a fun trip. Get into the canal, paddle for a couple of hours, turn around, and hit every pub on the way back as a way of getting a general anesthetic fix. Feet on roller-skates. Reet good fun! Won't ever sell my boat. This one is me (in the background - red top, black cap) at Anglesey.

Flying microlights

My nephew at Barton Aerodrome, about to take to the air in the aircraft I started in (Blade). This is the type of aircraft I used to fly, although the weather and money considerations made it hard to get up as often as I would have liked.

I earned my NPPL, allowed it to run out (didn't get the 5hrs in), let my flexwing's permit run out and eventually gave it all up. I had a blast, got my licence (another lifebox ticked), but decided that the paperwork and bulls#*t from the government was too much. I turned to free flight. No regrets.

Paragliding

And ended up like this. Thanks, Airborne, & especially you, Ned!

I now fly with the BHPA,

My accident was unusual, and rare (you know, sh** Happens.). Car journeys are fraught with more danger, so I'm saying if you fancy a slice, GO FOR IT! You won't regret it. I've been flying at Barton since the splash, without so much as a stubbed toe!

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Diving

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  I used to dive. I started about 35 years ago, and have let it slip, due to my accident.

Above is a shot taken in the Blue Planet Aquarium, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It's a big fish tank, with sharks, rays etc. Ginger took this shot through the Plexiglas tunnel. I'm the handsome one on the left, holding a shark's tooth. The other ugly is my mate, Dave C. Sand sharks and rays are your companions, here. Diving without either your fins or knife is strange.

A question... If you return from a deep dive to the pub, should you drink beer propelled by nitrogen?

Ahhhggggggghhhhh

My diving was "back in the day" (no digital cameras), so there's not a lot of images around. We were too busy having fun to bother recording any of it...Now that my mind is drifting...

Radio control modelling.

I have a small electric car, an electric boat and I fly several model planes. Planes include the Multiplex Cargo (electric), Twin Jet (electric), Balsacraft Spitfire (electric), Easy Pigeon (electric glider), and a Crazy Sparrow . Quiet and peaceful. I am building a Bird Dog of about 83" span, with a  Webra 61F. Highly recommended. No running costs for electric (or minimal, at least). Too much to put here, so I've linked to a separate page.

Kayaking

Don't buy a boat unless you sit in it first. Plastic for rough stuff, fibreglass isn't so hot, these days.

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I spent a day with Tony Delaney of Airborne.  This is what they got up to on Anglesey.

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Want to know how to make a weak link? Here's mine. Photo 1, photo 2.

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Tow operations are an excellent introduction for potential hill flyers, I'm surprised more pilots don't start this way. Really.  It is the easiest, most convenient and safest way to learn..

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Hit to enlarge Circa 1995-ish.

Tony Delaney

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Here's an old one. A wonderful shot. Please feel free to download. Greg tells me it's probably a Harley 288. No date yet, though.

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