Friday, May 8, 2009

Rider on the storm

Is it okay to be riding so high? I don't know anything about paragliding, but this guy (gal?) seemed to be going a bit far. My husband made me notice the dramatic light and the storm. A huge black cloud came sailing in, and before it, driven by the wind, this paraglider. I wonder if they are allowed to be riding so high. And was he in trouble? I do hope we won't hear from him in the news.
-- Most black spots in the first picture are leaves that were whirled about by the wind. --
In the meantime I read that his height was more or less okay, but later he was higher than the cloud, and this is not allowed.
After the rain
The sun came out soon after the rain and painted a dramatic coloured north western sky and a huge rainbow.


ArtSparker said...

Will he be grounded for flying so high?

A bit like Icarus.

Rayna said...

Frankly, I think people who do this are nuts!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I think the danger was not so much about the height as the approaching storm and the wind. He could well have been in big trouble!

Beautiful photos Eva!