Our 34th wedding anniversary today. Six years ago, on my 70th birthday, I had done a Tandem Paragliding thing off the mountain here, together with my mate from UK, Les who was out here to help me celebrate. About 1 year after that, Joan had also done the same thing together with Anne and they had raised church sponsorship. Ever since that she had always said that she wanted to do it again, so un-beknTheown to me she had booked it for this morning, quite a surprise but a pleasant one.
All kitted out to jump off, well at least walk off the edge.
The guy on the left is my French pilot and the one on the right is Osman, Joan’s pilot.
After we had taken off we could see Joan and Osman quite clearly but did not reralise they were taking pictures of us. It really is quite exhilarating up there
After Joan took off her pilot was taking pics of us following.
and it is only when you see the pictures, that you realise just how high you are.
Through a web of control cords.
Joan was having a great deal of fun up there and in this picture you can see Karmi in the back ground, high up the mountain. Also there was some light cloud up there and my guy insisted on flying up into it. Very strange feeling, you see it many times out of an airplane window but actually trying to touch it is something else.
You can see the village of Karmi, top left in the picture.
My turn now to give you a view of Karmi from way up here, but also let you see what a guy on a jetski can do out here.
A thumbs up from me too.
These jetskis operate out of Escape Beach and somtimes I worry about the contol. Clearly there is not the same sort of rules as in Europe and nobody to monitor them.
See the ever decreasing circle down there. With a bit of luck he will disappear up his own……..
In the evening, to complete the celebrations of our anniversary, we went down to…”You guessed it… The Cabin, with ten others to enjoy a great balmy evening meal right alongside the beach area.
The long table along the beach area at The Cabin.
Of course Andrew just had to take my camera to record the happy couple. Thirty four seems a lot of years, but they have been good ones and long may we continue to enjoy.
A glass of red and a VAT help the world go round. What is that glass of water doing there?