We have for you a photo blog of the highlights of this weekend at Native Place and Nirvana Adventures. Paragliding training, rare bird sightings, fun times flying and enjoying all that Native Place has to offer.
Sunday was an amazing day. We all got pretty high. Dylan got up to 1500 and headed out as planned. He flew downwind and landed at Lonavala about 10 km as the crow flies. Some of us went to retrieve him and when he met he said with a big grin “I left the dog to die’ A phrase we picked up from Jocky Sanderson.
They flew 6 km back over the hill in a down wind glide. Just 6 km you may say but we were super excited to see Rinul and Foram head out . Way to go girls I said to myself as I kept turning in sink to get yet another view of the crescent shaped wings fading out as they glided further away from us. My heart flew with them.
All in all it was a wonderful experience. Jocky Sanderson acted as a catalyst and raised our energy levels, heightened ur eagerness to learn & better ourselves. Practice Practice Practice, Push your boundaries, become one with your wing were the key words flying around. He changed the way we percieved our home sites and opened our thought process to new and exciting possibilities.
Another new paragliding season begins with elementary pilot courses at Kamshet. After a long monsoon break the FlyNirvana team is happy to be back in the field helping you to achieve your free flight dreams. Come join us on an adventure in the skies.
81 year old Mr Sanghvi had always wanted to fly like a bird. National Geographic and Nirvana Adventures joined hands to help him fulfill his dream of free flight. Another new season is about to unfold people. Get your wings & your boots out of the closet and step into the sunshine.
The paragliding season will only reopen in October but each weekend as we drive by on the road from Kamshet to Native place my eyes turn to the Shelar hills on the right to get a glimpse of what is going on there.
How independent are we she asked if we are not allowed to express ourselves and share our concerns about the water of our own lakes being chanellised to industrial towns that have polluted their own water sources. She sure had a point there
The entire day was a gift – we had touched the hearts of 26 children, made a trek to Gonshubai that left us dazed and now we were on our way back home to Native Place to enjoy a dazzling display of fireflies and the company of amazing friends.
A long billed vulture is back to roost at the Shelar cliffs – now this is great news. Welcome back I called out to it as I soared past. Now the 2nd piece of news is not something I am very happy about. There is a road all the way to Shelar that has come up just recently. Somehow I am just not happy about this road. Roads bring their own fair share of changes and troubles and this one makes me uneasy.