Had a lovely afternoon soaring Meon Shore with my friend Chris – a 10m high cliff near Lee-on-Solent.
Cliff soaring is very different from inland flying – the air smooth, the lift is reliable, and this allows relaxed flying – although you rarely get more than 50ft above takeoff.
We flew with some birds of prey – probably kestrels – hovering in the same air, looking down for food. It’s amazing how close they let you come. Sadly I didn’t get any photos of them.