November 6 th
We woke up at the same time as usual. Sky was blue and we thought that it could be a good day. We hurried up to get to the ramp early and not be gotten by the wind. We arrived at the ramp 6:45 a.m. and there were already beautiful formations in the route and this stimulated us to take off as soon as possible.
The only problem was the wind with velocities up to 50km/h which did not allow taking off until 9:00 am. When there was a pause we took off in the Quixadá style, going up straight until to the cloud base and against the wind and we were pushed behind the ramp. It was the most radical taking off during these 24 days in the XC Northeast Expedition.
We were happy for managing to take off safely in those circumstances with strong winds but with a classical condition and a traditional route. A Bulgarian guy tried to take off minutes later but he did not evaluate well nor had a good knowledge of the place and experienced some bad moments, and that might make him respect more this place.
The beginning of the flight was pretty easy with well formed clouds and a strong wind. We arrived fast in Madalena and soon we were in the way to Monsenhor Tabosa. Our average velocity until Tabosa was ok and if the condition remained good it could be another breaking record day. But then it started to get blue and that changed our plans which became to have lunch in Nova Russas (km 175). We managed to go until km 200 in order to not be regret later.
The condition really got totally blue from now on and our velocity average went down. Maybe we could have done 350km but the day would not be for a breaking record, so the decision to call off was right.
Tomorrow there are more.....