Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kirikabu - Fall Colors Paragliding


This long weekend we had great fun paragliding, managing to fly 3/3 days, though it rained on day 2 in the morning. Day 3 was possibly the best; after studying the weather reports for several hours we made an excellent decision to move from Nagasaki to Mt. Kirikabu in Oita, which was probably the only place in Kyushu where one could fly on a day of otherwise strong north wind. Conditions were excellent with strong but smooth wind that allowed unlimited soaring on the lift around the mountain. Several other paragliders and hang-gliders took advantage of this cloudy but beautiful day to enjoy each other's company in the air, as well as the late fall colors.

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