When we decided to head up to the Walberla hill on Sunday afternoon I had no idea we would get such a cool show. I’m used to seeing paragliders and hang gliders in the skies over Santa Barbara, but I’ve never seen them launch before. The hang gliders seemed to get off pretty well, but for some of the paragliders it looked a bit haphazard as some big gust of wind would fill the parachute and basically just pic them up off the ground and up into the air, whether they wanted it or not. Lots of cool stormy clouds and light all day long.
If I had a spare $4-5 thousand sitting around, I think I could easily take up paragliding as a hobby.