The last experience made me ever more grateful that I had learned from a very strict teacher who imparted the seriousness of being in control of an aircraft.
At its cost, and with my income, flying was never going to be an ongoing hobby, and after a couple of years I discontinued flying and did not renew my licence. However, the thrill of the adventure, will never be forgotten.
Many other adventures have occupied my life, but I have always kept my licence and log book as a souvenir of the dream that came true.
More adventures still lay ahead.