Come fly with me! ;)

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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜‰

50 comments on “Come fly with me! ;)

  1. 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.

  2. Love it, love it, love it! I still want to parachute jump, but this looks like a very good alternative πŸ™‚

  3. 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. πŸ˜‰

  4. 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.

  5. The Asians certainly have a thing for tigers. Parasailing looks like great fun.
    Are there still remnants of the tsunami?

  6. 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

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