My first day in Verbier, and I’ve already managed nearly two hours airtime! Day two saw some more stunning photography and the start of the instructor shadowing that will lead me to hopefully one day teach this sport. The place is stunning, surrounded by snow caps, while at the valley floor temperatures soar to the mid 25’s before…
The journey through France and into Switzerland was stunning, taking only the country roads all the way.
Well the day has finally come for the trip to the paragliding course in Verbier, Switzerland. In the morning of Friday, I passed my car driving test, so set off into the grey underbelly of Blighty with an incredibly good mood at about 11:30am. The port of Dover, and much holiday traffic awaited me.…
Ahh.. my second home. What a great time we had.. Surfing, flying and camping.
Spring has really sprung, and so have the thermals! Some fabulous punchy lift pushing through on Mercury. I am still amazed by the sheer greenness of our British springtime. Its like a green I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world, so to be flying above this fizzing landscape is a privilege.
3 and a half hours of the scratchiest, yet mostly thermic fun I’ve had this season! Jumped in the car with Andy and headed down to the White Horse for about 11:30 am and the wind was blowing SSE. During the afternoon conditions came on for a wonderful afternoon.
After spending a refreshing and eventually tiring hike up in the morning, a few pilots got away into the clouds and off onto the horizon first thing at about 12ish on the South take off, but most scratched around on the north west take-off. Bring on the next round!
[flashvideo file=wp-content/uploads/videos/WildStream_Stubbington_0309.flv image=wp-content/uploads/videos/WildStream_Stubbington_0309.jpg /] Ahh.. Spring is here. The sea breezes are beginning, and so we celebrate with a lazy wallow up and down the cliffs at Stubbington. This is the life!
[flashvideo file=wp-content/uploads/videos/WildStream_MrFox_0309.flv image=wp-content/uploads/videos/WildStream_MrFox_0309.jpg /] He knows he’s being naughty, just look at how flat those ears are against his head. Keep an eye out for more action from Mr Fox this year!
XC Weather and Metcheck gave it a NNW swinging round to the West by 3pm, which indeed did happen. Decision the night before was to head down to Bell hill, but early on in the morning it was rather gusty, so we decided to head down to Butser and save a long journey for dissapointment.…