DAY 4 IN MAHÉ
Before finally leaving Seychelles, I wanted to do something new and exciting.
There was no available tour guide for an early morning hike so I looked towards the sea. I remember when we first arrived, I watched someone parasailing and I wished I had the courage to do the same.
Today, courage found me.
I was so nervous! I looked at the parachute and the rope and wished they could support my fat legs from crashing into the waters below. Most of all, I prayed I wouldn’t do anything stupid like tumbling and slipping through my harness.
When the speed boat started moving, I counted one, two, three… closed my eyes and screamed! Nothing happened. The sea boys looked at me and laughed. The boat had to pull my long rope first and I was attached to the end of it.
Finally, when I felt the rope tugging at my waist, I closed my eyes and got ready for the scary flight.
A few seconds past and I opened my eyes to see my legs dangling from the sky. The take-off was so SMOOOOOTH, I didn’t even feel the moment my feet left the sand!
It was a-mah-zing!
I screamed in delight as I was being lifter higher and higher. Then I let loose and shouted at the top of my lungs – roaring the anger, pain and frustrations inside me for the ocean to swallow.
It was liberating.
When I reached the highest point my rope can take me, the flight became calm and relaxing. As I looked down at the beautiful world below me, an overwhelming feeling of love embraced me.
I looked around and saw a bigger picture. No matter how cruel the world is and how difficult life has become, the beauty of creation points to an almighty God. And the beauty I see is nothing compared to the splendor of the Creator.
Up in the sky, I met God and he spoke to me loud and clear,
“You have a Maker, I formed your heart
Before even time began, your life was in my hands
I am your Father, I call you my own
I’ll never leave you, no matter where you go.”
“I know your name,
I know your every thought
I see each tear that falls,
And I hear you when you call.”
My photos do not give justice to the breathtaking view from above.
My flight wasn’t over yet. When I saw my guide flapping his arms, I started to dread my descent. I didn’t recall an orientation on this.
My landing was just as smooth as my take-off. I felt supporting hands even before my feet reached the ground. There was no orientation because I didn’t need one at all.
These sea boys really, really, really impressed me. They are the epitome of professional service. Hats off to my personal camera man as well.
I strongly recommend the Water Sport Center for your parasailing adventure. I was given a discounted rate of 600 SCR (46 USD | 170 AED | 2,157 PHP) for a single flight. Look for these boys, they are the best!
Here’s the price list of Savoy for comparison:
This is my favorite video capture. If we as humans have the ability to care and protect, how much more will our heavenly Father do to grasp us tight into safety.
Watch the video!