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Paragliding

Returning from a visit to Dorset's smallest church ~ St. Edwold's, at Stockwood ~ we noticed that a paraglider had landed in the field next to our car. His name was Ed, (a school teacher from West Bay), and he asked us if we'd mind giving him a lift back to the point at which he'd taken off. As we were aiming for nowhere particular, we decided it would be fun to visit the little paragliding community that had gathered in a field near Batcombe to make the most of the gorgeous weather and favourable winds that were prevailing that day. So off we set...

N.B. The first batch of photo's in this gallery were taken on that sunny afternoon ~ the rest were shot at various times and in various places.

If any of the paragliders who appear in any of the photo's would like to order a print of a particular image, please e-mail on : chrisspracklen@btopenworld.com for details of cost, etc.
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* NO GALLERY! *
Towards the clouds
Towards the clouds
Red, white and blue
Red, white and blue
Blue and white canopy
Blue and white canopy
Watching and waiting
Watching and waiting
Ready for lift-off!
Ready for lift-off!
'Sport' canopy
'Sport' canopy
Hmmm, where to land...?!
Hmmm, where to land...?!
'Advance.ch'
'Advance.ch'
Touchdown
Touchdown
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Green paraglider, Les Diablerets
Green paraglider, Les Diablerets
Coming into land, Andalucia
Coming into land, Andalucia