Paragliding in the Winelands
This is living!
You have to love the C o r o n a branded sail. I had a good laugh when I looked up and saw it.
So…. there I was Paragliding in the Winelands with the Winelands Paragliding team.
I could not have asked for a better backdrop as the mountain views were just too beautiful. Being up in the air was more peaceful than I imagined it would be and there was a true sense of fun, adventure but with care and respect for the people they take with them.
I’d recommend anyone with an adventurist spirit to go for a glide.
You will be signing an imdemnity...
for obvious reasons.
Though Mias is an instructor with more than 5000 flights and no incidents.
You only live once…. ヅ lol.
We made it...
It was a long approach for landing, which I secretly loved, because it felt like the wind was saying it wants me up here just a bit longer. Then we landed – on my ass – or shall I say on the very comfortable harness.
Spontanious is definitely a word that comes to mind when I think of Winelands Paragliding. As long as the wind is playing along, they pretty much take bookings or call-ins with very little advance notice needed. For someone like me who makes decisions often on the spot, this was a major plus for me.
I also really enjoyed the history of the area that was shared while in flight.
Then I learnt that they are working toward an initiative to keep the area well-managed and sort of reserved for these gliding sports. In a sense the pine trees are growing with little or no management, so by setting up this project they hope to help the environment in their small way. I was concentrating on being in the air, so I may have missed the finer details about this story, but I liked that there is thought behind what they do and where they do it.
Your world is as big as you make it.