I had a great time flying at St John, although it was not a good soaring day. I launched in a very light headwind, and the cycles were very, very weak and far apart. It was ok, I ran and launched fine. I turned left and went to the switchbacks, as I was told, and in indeed I found some lift. I never got over launch altitude, but that’s ok, I climbed enough to keep on going. It was fun cycling with someone else. Ben and I got very close circling in the same thermal, but he’s someone with a lot of experience and I continue reading: Flying at St John Mountain.