The weather gods answered Bob’s prayer. The rain had moved off and the skies were mellowing nicely. Mike Otten didn’t wait long, while the breeze was still a little twitchy he pulled up his wing and was gone. As soon as Bob had cleared the runway I set up and launched. Only glitch was realizing I’d forgotten to put in the ear plugs. Fortunately they were in my camera bag and I quickly put them in and took off after Otten. When we got to the Gasparilla Marina, Mike took off for the beach and I loitered over the golf course to shoot the sunset. Making slow turns I climbed to 1100 feet and enjoyed the scenery.