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Old Jan 20, 2007, 6:45 AM   #1
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When I first read the treasure hunt list I would have sworn I didn't have any shots of an open parachute. My son and I went para-sailing just last April and I didn't make the mental connection until Walter and Bob posted their shots. Thanks guys.

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Old Jan 20, 2007, 8:27 AM   #3
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Nice shots, Bill. Did you go up in one of those things? You wouldn't find me up there! Yikes!

This afternoon when the weather's bad I'll be going through my photos looking for some of these things on the list. Some of these I just won't find in New England this time of year. Just hope we don't lose power so I can scan them.


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That looks fun, but unless I'm in a plane I think I'll stay on the ground. My wifes the daredevil in our family, rollercoasters bungee jumping, shes done it all.

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Beautiful shots of parasailing. I would be willing to try that. If the boat stops suddenly, it's just a few feet down to the water. You get wet and then the boat driver picks you up and tries to explain why he stopped!

On the other hand, I will not jump out of an airplane thousands of feet above the ground. Many years ago, I used to fly planes for the Idaho Falls Parachute Club. I would haul the jumpers up and "push them" out the door and then go back to the airport in the plane! They tried to talk me into jumping (with someone else flying the plane, or course). They said parachute clubs lose more pilots that way. They said once you make your first jump, you're hooked and prefer jumping to flying the plane! Not me! I had to wear an emergency parachute while carrying jumpers in the plane but fortunately, I never had to use it.

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I'm with you Cal. The worst case scenario that I could imagine para-sailing is the rope breaks and you float gently down to the water where they pick you up in the boat. I think piloting a plane requires a lot more nerve.

Bob, we went up to 1000 feet, but over the water you can't get any sense of scale. I've experienced more vertigo on a high balcony or rooftop. The biggest discomfort for me was hanging in the harness. It's not comfortable at all.
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