The day started off promising, with lots of sun, and some nice clouds over launch, but the climbing was difficult to say the least. Good fun though, as I always enjoy a challenge, and good company from good friends. The visiting pilot (have you heard of Nick Greece?) showed us the posibilities on his second flight, and I led Sam to the beach for his first landing there, ever! Darlene was good enough to drive for us, although we had to share a seat with Honey Girl. At least she didn't pee on the seat, like the last dog I rode with (a Saint Bernard!) And she really is a sweety. Thanks Darlene, and thanks Charlie for picking us up at the beach.