PARAGLIDING IN THE PHILIPPINES
It’s day 2 in the scorching hot Carmona fly site.
The day started with a tandem flight. In a tandem flight, the pilot does all the hard work and the passenger just sits and enjoys the flight.
Pyro spent the first few minutes explaining wind conditions and how the glider works. He then took my hands and let me feel how the lines controlled the wings.
At first, we held the lines together, then he slowly released his hands without me noticing! See how his hands slowly let go? Smart guy, ey?
It was an amazing feeling being in control even for just a few seconds.
In the afternoon, we did more ground handling, until I ran out of breath and nearly died of a heat stroke. Haha.
In the evening we sat down for some theory lessons. The language barrier was a bit of a challenge, but thank God for pictures, I was able to grasp what I needed to know. I ended the day with a tan and I slept all bruised, but not broken.
As I dozed off that night, a sudden pang of sadness washed over me again. With the last ounce of energy left in me, I dug into my brain and pulled out the happy memory of the day.
I had something to look forward to tomorrow. Keep breathing.
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