Uncle Henry´s Universe.

Uncle Henry´s Universe.

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I have no heavy training... Barely Elementary School. Preferred the wilderness, it became my university, but I got muddy boots and experience instead of School knowledge so my English was therefore quite inadequate. This blog is a project to improve my skills in English language.

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Paragliding Algodonales.

PG / PPGPosted by Uncle Henry Wed, November 26, 2014 22:44:55

Algodonales is a small mountain village in Andalusia, Spain, often mentioned with great joy and passion of paraglider pilots. Now I understand why. After two weeks among these devoted and lovely people, I am lost and longs already back.

The area is known for its white villages, in part, a remnant of the Moorish era ended in the late 1400s. The image above is from the neighboring village, Zahara de la Sierra.

To fly along with griffon vultures, was a dream come true. These majestic birds with a wingspan of nearly 3 meter seemed almost amused by to hang out with us. A pilot I met was swerving in thermals with more than 50 vultures around him! An experience I hope intensely on for the next visit. (Mine came mostly as single and glared at me a little hungrily)

For a few days, was the weather gods teasing us. Nice wind but hard to find the way. Sierra De Lijar.

So we went to the coast, to Conil, where some just beginning with ground handling before the rain came after ten minutes.

Other days were fantastic, with magical flight of the Spanish countryside. Style Study of Stu. El Bosque - take off.

Pepe had not only the village's best pub; he also followed us with their mobile landing bar. How else would we have been able to get cold beer at the last evening flight?

It was powerful to fly over Algodonales, the village where we lived.

Last flight is still in place as a restless spirit of the soul. What a great bunch, hope I get the opportunity to fly with you again. Love you all.







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