30 April, 2012

Flying at my Father in law's farm.

I am paramotoring for a few years now, yet never bothered to fly near the farm of my father in law. It is not that far off. About 30miles or 50KM to the west. The previous day I did try to fly there but a nasty and fairly turbulent head wind only let me do about 15Miles/20KM. Gladly my wife agreed to pick me up and give me 'a ride' for the reminder. The next day the weather improved a little and when a few friends of mine decided to fly in the area, I too 'went for it'. I took off fairly late in the afternoon. The scenery was beautiful. Due to the wind coming over the mountains, the air was a bit turbulent but within reason and so, I had a very nice flight just short of a hour. How I wished I had a nice video camera to tape it all. For now though a few pics, hastily taken with my old and trusted cell phone, will have to do.

Chris been helped to takeoff on his second flight ever! He is a big man of 115KG (250pound). He is using a tandem paramotor and got off the ground rather nicely. He is a good paraglider pilot and now a paramotor one too :-)

This is part of my father in law's farm, with the N2 interstate road in the background. The road basically cuts the farm in two.

 Some more Tsitsikamma dams. This entire area is well known for the diary farms. Note the green grass all over. It is used to feed the 1000's of cattle.

This is a 'close-up' of one of the many milking stations. Twice a day the cattle are herded inside where machines are doing the milking job :-)

Fondue evening at my friend Rupert.

And what a evening it was :-) A BIG thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

22 April, 2012

A late afternoon paramotor flight.

Below are a few pictures I took while paramotoring around Humansdorp, my home town.

Bang in the middle is my Boss's house :-)

If you drive down this road without stopping, you'll end up strait in my garden.

Kwanomzamo, our township.

My friend's house and diary farm.

Dr. Delpoort's dam.

Humansdorp East with Boskloof (my suburb) at the upper right (far away).

My cockpit instruments (one is missing because I use it as a camera to take the picture)

07 April, 2012

Electric Paratrike

I wonder what kind of battery does it have? Looks nice though.
Image taken with BlackBerry Screen Grabber.

Emerei and Marina

Hmmm ... Nice picture indeed. Why can't they be friends like this ALL the time?

06 April, 2012

Marina in the Kombi bus - self portrait

Hey,who said the BlackBerry 8750 can't take nice pictures?

At the beach

The weather was supposed to be hot and very windy. In reality it turned out just fine. Not too warm and very little wind :-)

05 April, 2012

On vacation in Buffels Bay

This is the view I will wake-up to for the next 5 days. Pics taken and edited with my Nokia N8, bluetooth transferred to my child's BlackBerry and posted to my blog via email.