This was the scene Monday evening at Clover Point in Victoria, BC... when the wind it right, there can be as many as six gliders swooshing back and forth along the cliffs. The below is a tandem flight... likely a very experienced glider and a student or someone just keen on the experience of gliding.
First, much buckling and harnessing and rope testing...
And then the two flying dudes lurch forward to lift the glider enough to get it into the wind that's coming in off the water.
And up goes the glider and two other 'land' dudes hold the flying dudes still.
Then the land dudes walk the paraglider dudes towards the cliff...
And then proceed to chuck them off it and hope for the best... ;-)
And away they go... and they glide back and forth along the cliff just as the seagulls do (without shitting on everyone).
I might as well give Vancouver Island Paragliding a plug as it's always fun to watch them.
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