Thursday, February 25, 2010

Soaring Above Torrey Pines

 

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I think we have all wondered what it must be like to fly like an eagle. There is just something so peaceful about a bird gliding silently above the world. Most of us dream about being a bird. A few of us actually soar.

There is no better place to watch wanna be birds than at the Torrey Pines Gliderport. Its perched on a cliffside overlooking the ocean in La Jolla and watching dare devils take their shot at the sky is absolutely free! If I ever had the guts to fly, this is where I would want to do it. I mean with a view like this, how could you go wrong?

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We arrived late in the day so we were only able to see people practice getting their parachute up in the sky while keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground. I have seen paragliders flying in the area before and its such a beautiful sight.

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We walked the trails along the cliffs and saw surfers carry their boards down steep stairways to catch the sunset swell. Even without paragliders in the sky, it was impossible to walk away disappointed from a place like this.

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Just as we got to our car, we saw a man with a motor and a parachute running along the bluff. It was long before he was up, up, and away. I bet he had an amazing sunset.

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If you would like to visit the Torrey Pines Gliderport, check out their website here for directions and more information.



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4 comments:

Amy @ The Q Family said...

Wish we had time to visit Torrey Pines on our trip. The view is just gorgeous!

Eric said...

I'd love to actually fly and this looks like the closest thing to it.

Eric

Debbie Ferm said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Photo Friday.

I love the California Coast! The beaches are just so different than anywhere else. Very cool photos:)

I think I'd be too afraid to do the flying thing though. I'm a chicken!

Carolina said...

So I'm putting this on my bucket list, except that because I'm terrified of heights and flying off of cliffs, I'm not going to actually do it until I'm at least 80. :)
Beautiful pics.