After a short paddle I drove over to the Manor rehab facility to visit my friend RJ Hart who is recovering from a bad bicycle accident. He is hoping to go home next Tuesday after 2 full months incarcerated. We joked about his upcoming meeting with the surgeon by calling it the “parole board”
On the way back from Fort Myers I received a text from Mike Lange that he and Mike Otten were heading off to Placida. I was surprised that they were going to launch so early in the day. There was no way that I would be able to get their in time to launch with them but I prefer calmer air anyway.
Arrived at the field about 4:30, the wind was 10+ from the West. I drove around and found a road that was almost directly into the wind and set-up while an older fellow on his motorcycle watched. The launch was clean despite several nasty weeds that had pushed through the asphalt.
The flight was good, I caught up with the two Mikes and tooled around the patch for 30 minutes. It was too late of go for a cross country but there was still a pending sunset.
No camera …but there really wasn’t any structure for the sun to work with. I did look for the Green Flash though, I imagined the orange flame dying and just as it goes out …. a flash ….. reversing the burnt orange to a cool lime hue.
I saw it……
Sadly it wasn’t the sun burning its dying image on the back of my retina. I was seeing the after image as it disappeared… fooled my minds eye and cheated death again 🙂