I was outside London today, fulfilling a lifetime ambition to fly in a glider. Considering that I've been thinking about this for over 40 years, I'm very happy to report it lived up to expectations.
Courtesy of a birthday present from Mrs Ham, I spent the day at the club flying. From the height of 2,500 feet I could see London, that's my excuse for posting this. I will be back, but probably not until I have the time to devote to it.
(For those interested, this is the moment of takeoff. While it looks calm, the winch is pulling the plane with a 0-60 acceleration of about 2 seconds, and it is just about to head up into the skies at a 45 degree angle)