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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 18 November 2016

Gliding over Edale



A few weeks ago I went for a walk in the Peak District in Derbyshire. The first time I have ventured into the hills since I injured a tendon in my leg last year. I didn't walk far but it was enough to let me know how much I have missed walking in the countryside.



There was much to see not just on the ground but in the skies.












This was obviously the place for hang gliders.











Must be the closest you can get to that feeling of flying like a bird.


It took quite some time before everything was ready for this one to take to the sky.












But once launched it soared upwards on the thermals.








There were two people sharing the experience.



I know nothing about this sport and have just referred to them all as hang gliders which I know is probably incorrect but you get what I mean.


Looks  very comfortable admiring the world from up high.


Was I envious? No, I was quite happy to have my feet on the ground.


16 comments:

  1. I have no intention to feel like a bird, only in an closed aeroplane!

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  2. I would love to try it sometime.

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  3. My husband has done it many years ago but it's not something that appeals to me. Like you I prefer to keep my feet on the ground, especially when it's so picturesque.

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  4. So glad you got out and about in Mother's gifts.

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  5. I tried it once long ago, but it was too scary. I took up skydiving instead. :-)

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  6. I do not want to fly like that. ...but what a pretty place to walk. Do you usually walk alone...do you feel safe doing that? Just wondered.

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  7. Awesome, I'd like to try that, BTW third and third from last were paragliders.

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  8. If I was braver I would have liked to have tried that. I'll stick to regular planes to get that bird's eye view.
    Didn't realize you had injured yourself in the leg. Hope its all better now.

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  9. Not quite the same but R did once paraglide in Thailand, that is towed behind a boat with an experienced lad. Twenty five years ago, he was little lighter and soared to great heights. I am not one for putting my life in deliberate danger and paying to do so.

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  10. Cool photos of the hang glider. You have such beautiful countryside!

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  11. Such beautiful scenery. I've never tried hang gliding but it does look like fun.

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  12. That last photo! It looks like he (or she) is ascending into the heavens! What a peaceful and lovely place.

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  13. It's a wonderful part of the world - classic North of England.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Nothing like a good hike in the countryside. It looks so green and beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful countryside. I'm for keeping my feet on the ground too :).

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  16. Such beautiful countryside to see from any angle!

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