Monday, 11 October 2010

Blogtoberfest Day 11, High in the Sky

As I was talking about paragliding at the weekend,
I thought I would dig out some photos from the summer.
The photos shown here were taken in the middle of July.
We were out for a walk
across the other side of the river.
As usual, we were walking the hounds.
We took a path down through some trees
which opened out into a field.
It was very steep as you can see from the photo above.

It was the place where the paragliders
take off from.
And we were lucky that it was being used.
We sat for a while
watching them get ready.
It was very quiet,
and calm.

It was interesting watching them take off.
They would wait for ages.
I think it was for the conditions to be right.

Just before taking off they would face backwards
and the shute, for want of a better word,
would lift up,
then they would turn and they would just lift off.

It all looked so effortless.

Also very technical
as they have a load of technical gizmoes strapped to them as well.

The views must be absolutely spectacular.

Look how steep it is.

On the opposite side of the river you can see our village,
and our house somewhere.
There's also a funfair.
It was part of the village wine festival.

I think it would be great to have the nerve
and have a go at it.

They were still taking off as we left.

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Anonymous said...

Larry and I are enjoying these photos so much. Thank you for posting these as we had wondered where they took off from. What beautiful scenery! Wishing you a restful evening.

Daisy said...

What neat pictures, Lynne. I liked getting to see those. Very interesting. I wouldn't have the nerve to do that myself, but it was fun to watch them do it. :)

Zuzana said...

Beautiful views of the valley.;) I just simply could not go paragliding, even though it must be a fantastic feeling to almost "fly".;)

Claus said...

That looks so neat!! plus the views you must get from up in the sky down to that pretty village and river below...beautiful!
Did the hounds get nervous seeing all this? Mine would have! :o)
lovely pictures as always.

noelle said...

I couldnt do it i'm scared off heights!!!!

The Clip Cafe said...

I would love to have enough courage to do this... but i don't :-( The view is stunning from where you were :-)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing photos of a beautiful scenery!

Maggie Ann said...

Wow! That must have been fun to watch.