Free as a bird
Trip Start Dec 14, 2011
66Trip End Jan 28, 2012
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Soon after an hour the 45 knot wind lessen to the acceptable safe 30 knot.
With me being the heaviest, I was in the first group with Andrew and Peter. Later in the afternoon, the wind generally quietens down meaning suitable for the lighter people. They had to weigh each of us and match us to the tandem pilot.
Crossed my arms, holding on to my 2 cameras, a few steps and we were up and away. I took both cameras so the videos and may appear to be a bit jerky. Below the patchwork fields appeared and we rode the thermals by the ridge were we took off for 20 minutes. I am glad the pilot only did one lot of spins and turns as my stomach went queasy very quickly. I forgot that I got air sickness in little planes!
John was in the second group and the last three had Lara and Lorenza. They had to make an emergency landing a bit down the ridge so someone said.
Soon it was dark when we returned to Banos.
Again I had a few minutes to prepare to leave for a US$10 bbque that Jose had put on.
This rounded off my 2 action adrenaline days here in Banos.
No, I never did get to trek the hills, nor soak in the hot pools or even got into the cathedral with their beautiful and different interior so perhaps a return visit is warranted to also enjoy the wonderful food.