CHOCS AWAY!

MOONRISE OVER LAGO DEL DIAMENTE
MOONRISE OVER LAGO DEL DIAMANTE

Mendoza Province, Argentina

It was the stuff of legend, the sort of heroics to make aces like James Bigglesworth and Algernon Lacey positively drool, had they been real pilots, of course. Unlike Biggles and his chum Algie, the fellows I’m referring to were not in the least fictitious. In fact, they were larger than life. They fluttered over the Sahara Desert in contraptions knocked together from balsa wood, patches of canvas and engines borrowed from redundant lawnmowers. In the Sahara they confronted blood-crazed Moors lusting for a scrap; when crossing the Andes, they flew over peaks so high it would cause a mountain goat to wheeze. Continue reading “CHOCS AWAY!”