Thursday, October 27, 2011

The one left behind

During a recent trip to Cape Town, we took a sunset hike up Lion's Head, a prominent hill overlooking Cape Town and the ocean. It's a popular site for parasailing, particularly on beautiful, clear evenings. As we rounded a bend in the trail, I spotted a daring man getting ready to launch. While it was certainly interesting to watch him get pumped up to run off a mountain, I thought it was also fascinating to watch his friend, who helped him. This girl held his chute, cheered him on, then once he was off on his daredevil adventure, she calmly turned around and walked back down the mountain. 

Here is her parasailing friend enjoying the views above Cape Town and Camps Bay.

So which are you guys? The one flying off the mountain, or the one walking calmly back down it?


  1. Me jump off a mountain? Surely you jest.

  2. I believe I'm the one wondering, "They do this because ... ?"

  3. I think today I am the walker. I'm not sure what I might have done 20 or so years ago.

  4. I'm totally at a loss as to why anyone would even WANT to jump off anything high, it's insane!! So I guess that makes me 'the walker', walking I like a lot!! Great shots Susie.