Today was a very exciting day. We took a taxi into the seaside town of Patong, mainly to do a bit of browsing and shopping. It’s a typical tourist town, with lots of market stalls, restaurants, bars, clubs and spas.
Here is a pic of one of the night clubs. Very fancy outside decor, don’t you agree?
We decided to cross the road to go to look at the beach, which is easier said than done. I think the designated pedestrian crossings are simply recommended places to get knocked down by a car or a moped, but eventually, we did manage to scoot across. The first thing I noticed was this sign, so thought I’d thumb a lift to go to visit my son, if anyone was travelling that way. 😉
The second thing which caught my eye, was a brightly-coloured parasail in the distance. I’ve often thought I’d love to try it, but didn’t dare. I watched for a while, and nothing bad happened, and better still, nobody landed in the ocean, so I stunned hubby and asked him if I could have a go. The owner was of course very happy to take my money, and rushed me over to get harnessed up before I could change my mind.
Of course you don’t go up on your own, but have a guy behind you to make sure everything goes ok.
Soon we were up in the air, and I couldn’t believe how great it felt to hang loose up there, high above the sea.
I was only up for about 5 minutes, and it went far too quickly.
All too soon, we started our descent,
and I landed very gently on my feet.
So there you go, never say “never.” You’re never too old to try something new, and I’m so glad that I plucked up the courage; another thing to tick off my bucket list. 😉
How cool, AD! Love it. I’m bit of inspired and encouraged to do something new like that…
That’s great! Let us all know about it when you do. 🙂
I did this at a lake (probably man made) at Sun City. No one went with me though — I was up there all alone. LOVED it! Bungie jumping does not appeal … but parasailing is pure pleasure.
Good for you, Connie. I don’t know if I would be brave enough to do this alone. I get lost so easily. 😉
Love it, love it, love it! I still want to parachute jump, but this looks like a very good alternative 🙂
Now I don’t think I’d be brave enough to parachute, Son. You first. 😉
wow, that is amazing, it must be wonderful to fly along over the water like that!
You have no idea, how amazing it felt. I was like a bird in a canvas harness. 😉
What a great experience. I have just got to try that!
Glad I’ve inspired you, Madoqua. 😉
Brave girl. I wouldn’t have the courage to do that thanks 🙂
I really don’t know what came over me, Roly. 😉
You go AD – I would love to do that. Was about to some years back and then witnessed a rather unfortunate accident with one which put me off. In retrospect it was the fault of the boat driver who slowed down too soon in the wrong place.
I think that would have put me off too, optie. I’m sure the boat driver is entirely responsible for the safety of the person at the end of the rope. Glad mine was on the ball. 😉
Yes, it was, Ruth. 😉
well done to you, that must have been brilliant flying around above the sea. Pure job 🙂
Hi AD, can’t beleive how brave you are to want to go 😉
Neither can I, Chris. 😉
AWESOME!!! I’ve always wanted to try that 😀
Yes, ‘awesome’ is a very good word, DC. 😉
LOL,I kinda overuse it at times….but sometimes it seems to fit well 🙂
What an awesome adventure! Love the pictures and so glad you finally got the guts to tackling Parasailing. I did that with my Dad one year in Santa Barbara. It was great. He wasn’t a big fan of heights, but he was all about the adventure. Good times. Good post.
Thanks TG. It was absolutely absolutely amazing.So glad I did it. 😉
Well done! Looks like fun.
Thanks, Tilly. Fun indeed! 😉
The Asians certainly have a thing for tigers. Parasailing looks like great fun.
Are there still remnants of the tsunami?
Yes they do, Rogue. No sign of the tsunami, even when we were here in 2006. The only evidence that it happened, are the evacuation signs everywhere.
Now compare that to Haiti who are still crying and have done nothing. Go Phuket!
Exactly so, Rogue. Sitting around, crying, “Woe is me,” won’t get things done.
OH MY! This looks like a lot of fun. It must have been a blast to experience.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Hahaha….. yes it was “a blast.” Awesome!
Wow! That looks like a lot of fun! I HAVE to try that!
Yes, you should, Madhu. I put up all the pics so that you could see that there’s really nothing to it. 😉
Wow!!!!!! What an awesome experience, you are so brave!!!!!!
The older I get, the braver I seem to be, annie.;)
Good grief AD…are you nuts?????
Possibly, but it was such fun. 😉
Oh, my hat, AD. I’d never do that.
I’m sure you would, twolips. 😉
You are one very brave lady .
Well done 🙂
Thanks, Rosa. I was amazed at how safe I felt. My life didn’t flash before my eyes at all. 😉
I am astounded and deeply impressed. Also haven’t the vaguest idea where you are … will remedy that by reading back!
You snooze, you lose, Col. 😉 I’m also deeply impressed with myself. 😉
yaay! what fun!
You only live once, sidey! 😉
WOW! You did this fly… I can’t believe… Bravo dear AD, you are such a brave soul. I wouldn’t have done… But I can imagine should be amazing to fly and to watch from up…. Wonderful photographs you did. I loved this post… Thank you, my crazy AD, love, nia
Hahaha, nia. I also surprised myself. 😉
WOW! fabulous ad!
Thanks, Hopestar. You should try it. it really blows the cobwebs away. 😉