Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fall in Kirikabu

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jumping off Mountains 101 - Amakusa Area-X

from a distant summit we spied and geocoded a large patch of freshly-cut forest 'deep in the wilds' of the island where we live. one saturday morning before work, not really knowing what to expect, we bagged our gear and hiked up. the wind and air was not ideal: side wind, turbulence, cloud suck. while R caught a thermal for a 15-minute flight, conditions changed quickly and L experienced turbulence and cloud suck and struggled a bit to get down. we made quite a show for the local farmers who, as the case usually is, were pretty excited to see paragliders - for the first time in the flesh. we wonder how many times we can fly here before the takeoff is planted with trees.


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Nippo Coast -Revisited

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