My sweetheart is introducing me to a whole new world, the world of paragliding and hang gliding. On Sunday we drove out to the Bershires to Mount Greylock. It is the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,491 feet.
There were over 30 pilots there eager to fly. Mount Greylock is not for the faint of heart - it is a place for advanced level pilots. I learned that the winds in this region are rarely suitable for flying so when it is "flyable" everyone flocks to Greylock.
I walked down to the launch area before things started happening. In the background stands the impressive Veterans War Memorial Tower. The memorial was originally intended to be erected in Boston's Charles River Basin, before plans were changed to build it on Mount Greylock.
Here is my Fernando moments from his take off. On his helmet is a high definition video camera that he controls from a wristband. Notice those lines...so many and they are so thin! I would surely tangle them up.
Thanks for swinging by. I'll be certain to share the story of my first flight!
Kathryn, Collage Diva