Today was the first decent day in awhile. Mike rallied the troops and we met at Placida about 4pm. Lange and Otten were testing the air as I arrived. They both landed when I pulled up. It was still a bit thermic.
I took pity on Beau and brought him along. Big mistake...... When the two Mikes decided to cruise over to Englewood Beach I had to content myself with staying near the patch so that I could check on Beau every once in awhile. The wind was blowing about 8mph toward the Gulf, I was cruising downwind a couple of miles and working my way back. After being above 1000 feet for 15 minutes I decided to drop down and check on Beau. After 3 loud "BEAUs", out he came, bouncing out from under the pickup.
I stayed up about 90 minutes and only landed because the sun had set and it was getting dark.
The Mikes showed up a few minutes later. I didn't stay around to chew the fat due to mosquitos.