Cross Country Paragliding Kirk Michael to Peel

Saturday 15th April during the 2017 Easter weekend started off with blustery showers, fairly strong winds and broken cloud. The wind eased mid-afternoon to deliver strong but pleasingly steady coastal soaring conditions favouring the launch at Kirk Michael beach next to the car park.

I had never flown the west coast before and certainly didn’t plan to venture cross country but after an ever-so-easy hour of soaring the cliffs in the sunshine with the ever-so-helpful gulls marking the best lift for me I decided to venture south. With no loss in lift as the kilometres passed by, I eventually made out Peel Castle in the distance and my goal was set!

Thanks to John Faragher for the early afternoon weather report and to Gabriel McGouran for the retrieve. Here’s the video…