I can fly (part II)
Trip Start Dec 25, 2007
30Trip End Feb 17, 2008
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After quickly signing my life away, we drove up the 510m cliff to prepare for a tandem jump. There were about 5 hang gliders lined up ready to go before us, but before I knew it, it was time to go. We did one quick "run and jump" practice, put my suit on, practiced lying down and holding on, and off we were
The view from up there was just spectacular, we had beautiful large houses below us, huge hotels on the beach, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches in the distance, and the islands out in the ocean. Sugar Loaf and Corcovado could even be seen. The silence in the air was wonderful, the only noise being the air rushing past, but not too fast! It was a very tame flight altogether, but extremely enjoyable. After what I think was about 15-20 minutes of flying, we landed on the beach. The landing was simple - a few quick steps on the beach and we were at a stop.
So, yet another enjoyable experience, and most definitely something I could see myself doing again some time - it was a nice way to clear my mind (not that my mind is particularly occupied at the moment!), relax, and have a bit of a thrill all at the same time.
If I am so lucky as to have another [relatively] beautiful day tomorrow, I will have to check out the supposed must-do of Rio, Sugar Loaf. Even if I don´t though, I reckon I have seen quite a few views of Rio as it is already!