Want to fly? Have you ever dreamed that you flew around the world as if you had super powers? Ever watched Superman and wondered how things would look from above? I'm talking about listening to the wind that hits your body, lifts you higher, and allows you to see the world from another perspective. An unforgettable experience: Paragliding.
A fantastic experience for whoever thought about flying and realized that they just didn’t have wings. You do not need an engine or even have experience in this. Just pay for an expert pilot for your adventure.
Miraflores – Lima. The adventure begins in the morning, waiting for the weather conditions to be right. Once the experts are able to evaluate that the conditions are great, they give the green light to the flights of the day.
Your wait for your turn is dependent on the wind and the amount of people who have waited ahead of you. You do not fly alone, you have a professional driver take you through the green coast for 15 to 20 minutes. Although it doesn’t seem like a long time, there’s no doubt that you’ll experience a variety of emotions through your journey.
Once you’re called, they prepare you with the respective security measures, a helmet and safety belt attached to your seat. The sail goes up finally and we’re ready to take off, now the only step remaining is running towards the cliff.
Nothing equals the sensation of that second when you take the last step on earth and give yourself to nothingness. You are thrown over the cliff, but there you are, instead of falling, you are flying over the green coast, beautiful and alive. The wind, the height, and vastness of the ocean appear before your eyes – a new world view. Neither birds nor superman could describe what you feel, but I shared with my Supersampler that new and unique vision of the universe and through my photos I’ve tried to get closer to showing you what was my experience.
Although I hope to convey my emotions, nothing compares to the experience itself, so if you have the opportunity, make no mistake. Flying not only lets you take great photos with your camera, you will also feel free and connected with the universe.
written by jonathansajoux on 2011-11-08 in #world #locations #urban-adventures #peru #green #adventure #35mm #peruvian #miraflores #coast #beach #flying #supersampler #paragliding #lima
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