The next day, Emma and Elizabeth went paragliding over Phewa Tal.
For those following the pandemic subplot, January 23 was the day China suspended all public transportation in Wuhan, including all outbound trains and flights. The mysterious virus was still just a story on the news for most people in the US, interesting but not particularly alarming.
The girls took a shuttle van from the hotel to a nearby mountaintop overlooking the lake. During the drive they filled out paperwork and received wooden tokens with the names of their pilots.
Paragliders circled over the mountainside like giant birds:
It gives me a Jurassic Park vibe, like a flock of colorful pterodactyls over a tropical island.
A trail leads from the shuttle dropoff site up to the takeoff point. No stairs this time!
Getting rigged up.
Ready to fly!
And off they go!
To be continued!