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.

We all have our own universe, welcome to visit mine.

Dune de Pylat

PG / PPGPosted by Uncle Henry Sat, May 28, 2016 18:41:28

In late April, early May, my wife and I traveled by car through France to enjoy the early spring and play a week in the sand, with the kite and paraglider.

60 million m³ of sand! Very fine-grained, soft as flour, wondering if I'll ever get rid of it. It will probably follow my equipment for a long time to come.

Dune de Pilat is the largest sand dune in Europe, located along the Atlantic coast, at La Teste-de-Buch, 60 km southwest of Bordeaux. It´s almost 3 km long, 500 meters wide and 110 meters high at the highest point.

Foret des Landes, east of the sand dune is the largest maritime-pine forest in Europe. 10,000 square kilometers planted by man for forestry and for stopping the sand. (Which still moves about 5 meters inland per year!)

Laminar winds and the large soft sandy surface, free from all forms of obstacles, make the area a paradise for paragliders. Here you can train different start techniques, perform balance exercises and other ground handling.

Here you can also get very nice flight time.

It was a useful week for me and my new paraglider.



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