High & Over - the new XC mecca!
The day was only supposed to be 2 stars on SkySight so I wasn't expecting much but within half an hour of launching I was already at 2,700' and bouncing along under the inversion so I thought what the hell, may as well give it a go.
There were a few wispy clouds just above the inversion so they guided me for most of the flight - any clouds forming up there must have some pretty strong thermals underneath to punch through.
A few KMs north of Truleigh I was pretty much decked in the sea air and my last chance was a bonfire - stupidly rough but I stuck with it and went from 140 feet above ground right back up to the inversion.
After that I had to head further north to try and avoid the sea air and so was under the 2,500' airspace. I had to escape from a few climbs on full bar to avoid busting airspace but when I finally made it to the 3,500' airspace the next proper climb I had only took me up to the inversion which was now lower at 2,300' - typical.
It was only a matter of time after that - with the inversion getting lower and the climbs getting weaker I landed in an extremely posh are of Haslemere. A fairly easy retrieve of a train to Havant and then along the coast to Seaford where Ghandi kindly gave me a lift back to my car. 👍