I've always wanted to go para-sailing. I put parasailing on my bucket list, along with the hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley in France.
It first captured my imagination on a trip to Barbados, but my traveling buddies said it was a not good idea down there - they advised waiting until I was back in the States where there were safety standards, however dubiously enforced.
So today, I met two new "trusted advisors", Christopher and Captain Adrian, who run Dennis Parasail in Dennis, Massachusetts.
I went up twice. Once with my favorite kid - the one I forgot to have - Charles Cutler. He was camera shy, however. My first ride was with Charles, and we were both a little terrified. But as soon as we were up there, it was exhilarating! Wow! Whoo Hoo!
Then, as the adult accompanying these two young fellows, I had my second ride with Charles' friend, Dillon. By then, I felt a lot more confident, and the ride was amazing!
I had a waterproof camera with film that hasn't been developed yet. When it is, I'll find some way to work it into a post.
So to those of you approaching geezerhood, parasailing, at least with Adrian and Chris, is amazing and safe and wow! You're up there looking down about four hundred feet over Cape Cod and the lobster traps with the breeze holding you up and --
It doesn't get much better than this!
Now we're about to eat Charlie's birthday lobster! Yum!