Friday, April 10, 2009

Up, Up, And Away (SkyWatch Friday)

"Launch" site is near the upper trailhead of the Burma Road trail at the Protuguese Bend Reserve. We walked a narrow path off the main trail to see the view and lucked out to find a parasailer ready to take-off. With a sublte whoosh sound, the sail filled and he was off. I didn't realize how much gear they carried on their back, sort of like a turtle shell.
Long Point can be seen in the distance, where Marineland was once located and is now being developed as a huge resort.
See some fabulous skies from around the world at SKYWATCH FRIDAY.

20 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

That looks great, but I don't think I would ever want to get that high off the ground with just a thin piece of cloth holding me up. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter.

Linnea W said...

Wow! What a gorgeous view of the parasailor and he must have had equally spectacular views from way up there in the sky...

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous sky!
Wonderful picture.In fact I would like to try it someday! Who knows! :-)
Happy Easter dear Natasha!
God bless you all
Léia

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I was expecting you to say that was your son

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic shots! Beautiful sky and what fun that would be, good for you! Wow! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

bobbie said...

Beautiful shots! Exciting! Wish I was there.

Louise said...

How very fun this looks! Your last photo is spectacular with those yellow wildflowers in the foreground!

SandyCarlson said...

Up, up, and away! That looks delightful! Great shots.

Jacob said...

That looks like so much fun. For other people. I'll be happy to watch.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

How fabulous to stumble on such a different skywatch! And to learn something!

Lene said...

Ohh, yes! I would like to try this one day :) Cool :)

Babooshka said...

I'd love to do this, but clumsy as I am I'd be sure to hit a power cable. Fabulous iamge.

marley said...

Two for the price of one! Super skywatch photos :)

Dusty Lens said...

I would enjoy doing this with my camera. Imagine the shots from way up there. Of course it's quite high. I'm not afraid of heights, its the gravity that worried me.

Babzy said...

Nice shots , my husband practices this sport , a little dangerous sometimes ...but great fun !

exposemaximum said...

loved the title :)

altadenahiker said...

I was in a Sierra Madre park once, and a hang glider appeared in the sky, seemingly out of nowhere, and landed close by. He offered to take me up, but I declined.

Creative Vignettes said...

What a gorgeous capture of all the beautiful blue. Those people are so much braver than me!
~Abby

Lori Lynn said...

Cool photos Tash! (the mustard looks pretty too)
I see them up there when I drive by, and I think NO WAY would I ever try that.
LL

PJ said...

It's pretty cool that there was an S on the sail. Maybe next time SWF!!! I photographed kite boarders just the other day and they were having so much fun. I went parasailing once and think I'll have to do it agains one day soon. Happy SWF!