Soaring with the eagles

Tbc ❣️❣️❣️

Sincere apologies to Rolly and challenge letter L

 

 Yes, I took this photo, almost eyeball to eyeball with this big bird!!

Yes, I took this photo, almost eyeball to eyeball with this big bird!!

Rolly, bless him,  suggested I do the Contra Dam Wall bungee jump while I'm in Switzerland. 

 James Bond in Golden Eye did this 220 m fall!!  

James Bond in Golden Eye did this 220 m fall!!  

And sadly I can't make the jump without a medical certificate and even with one I doubt I'd be able to overcome the fear of making that leap! I know if I could, and did my world would change. I would have the confidence to tackle absolutely anything.  

My best suggestion to Rolly was then to offer to do a 1000 m drop without a bungee cord. All he could say way, CHICKEN! 

 Looking at the eagle, with fellow motorcyclist and my pilot Robert Geisch.  

Looking at the eagle, with fellow motorcyclist and my pilot Robert Geisch.  

After much deliberation and messaging with Rolly this is what I decided to do. A tandem paraglide with www.joyride-paragliding .ch

My pilot, as luck would have it, is a fellow motorcyclist and if his schedule allows we may do a ride together when I finish in the garden.  

 

 

 Bye bye for now now, I'm off on my flight.  

Bye bye for now now, I'm off on my flight.  

 looking over Davos, Switzerland. 

looking over Davos, Switzerland. 

 Getting lift! 

Getting lift! 

 100 nylon strings keeping me in suspenders!! 

100 nylon strings keeping me in suspenders!! 

 We were lucky to get such a good flight with that weather in the background.  

We were lucky to get such a good flight with that weather in the background.  

Footage courtesy of Rustic Gentlemans Motorcycle Adventures. 

 Safe landing after 50 minute flight from 3000m to just below 2000 m  

Safe landing after 50 minute flight from 3000m to just below 2000 m  

Now it's back to the garden before the weather changes. 

 and it did, this is what I was rewarded with at the end of the day. 

and it did, this is what I was rewarded with at the end of the day. 

Dr Rob arrived in Davos by train at midnight the night before my flight, so he kinda had to go paragliding too. He gets Sea sick and now he knows he gets air sick too!! 

 

 preparing for take off

preparing for take off

 yikes, he's out there spinning around!! 

yikes, he's out there spinning around!! 

 happy to have his feet on terra firma. 

happy to have his feet on terra firma. 

 the bubbles in his drink helped settle his tummy. 

the bubbles in his drink helped settle his tummy.