After the hot air balloon, we hung out for a bit, and then we tried paragliding. This paragliding was not super scary, though. You really didn’t even go very high. You basically attach an air foil kite to yourself, run down a hill, and get lifted up a little bit. So, it was pretty cool! (I did end up with awful bruises on my arms from the harness, though!!)
One of the paragliders.
The elementary Japanese teacher was the guinea pig.
Me getting hooked in.
I don’t think they expected me to run this fast…
I kind of shot up, and then, embarrassingly enough, when I hit the ground, I made a super poor landing and face planted! I didn’t hit hard, though, so I just got dirt on myself.
After flying, you had to carry the paraglider back up the hill to your partner.
Teddy is all ready to fly.
We didn’t do this, but you can also do tandem flights that go over the mountains!
My partner waiting for her turn!
Our neighbor really flew!!
Teddy carrying the paraglider.
Me flying again. I didn’t fall on my face this time!
My partner flying.
Afterwards, we went to Lion Cafe, which was owned by the company who ran both events we tried. They even had vegetarian food!
I got a really yummy hot cocoa.
For a meal, I got the pumpkin sandwich with fries. It was delicious!
Well, that’s all for Hakuba!