Paragliding Over Saleve Mountain

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I bumped into something out of the realm of things I normally do for enjoyment and decided to go for it. Painting, crafts, anything creative is more in line with my taste but since I am all about learning, experiencing, I went for it.

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On our way to the mountain, I noticed that some of the passengers were carrying huge backpacks until it became apparent to me who they were, parapenters, human-carrying aircraft or paragliders as they are also called, on their way to jump off the mountain, some for the very first time. Pardon me but I smell fear. They don’t use engines but can fly for long periods of time and the loads on their backs, equipments. So, I followed them out of curiosity. I saw them a couple of times over the mountain while driving but had to see them in action and I am glad I did because I got my money’s worth. Oh yeah adrenaline on high and flying they did. Who needs an airplane?

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Setting up the equipment

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And up they go, oh wait… down?! Safe travels…

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There is something mystical about floating up in the air… wait a minute, better don’t get carried away. I take the plane and that’s as far as I go.

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Yes, she is more courageous the I am.

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And here comes the rookie…

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