Today I went paragliding in Lima. This was my first time and it was creepy at the beginning because I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. The pilot strapped me in and did all the security checks to make sure I was safe. He gave me a backpack which turned into a seat. My mum was a bit worried but I felt quite safe with my nice pilot.
Starting was quite easy – we ran to the edge of the cliff and lifted into the air with our big colourful parachute. For the first minutes I was nervous but then I got excited. I closed my eyes, listened to the breeze and felt the winds blow past me. Below me I could see tiny people walking on the beach and a red surfer riding on the waves and falling off the crest. I felt so free flying like a bird!
For anyone who wants to feel free and relax, I think paragliding is fun! For anyone who is afraid of heights, I think it’s a good way to get over it.