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In the air! / Skrendu…!

September 1, 2012 / by zygis

Preparations on top of the hill. The instructor casually unpacks the parachute, attaches me to the seat and explains how to make myself comfortable once we’re in the air. I’m nervous, borderlining fear, he doesn’t even mention it. Gerda appears to be going through the same. I know this will be good, I already feel the rush coming on. When suddenly we start for the edge of the mountain, the world follows in slow-motion. A moment later my feet leave the ground. I wonder to myself if the instructor is still running or are we totally off. A strong gust of wind meets us instantly and dashes us several meters up; we descend the same distance as quickly immediately after. My head explodes from the combined forces of wind, surprise and oceans of adrenaline. When I’m finally back, only a loud yell into the valley bellow me expresses the thrill so completely; I yell many times. I can hear Gerda yelling just the same. I’m certain I’ll be doing this again as soon as we touch down. On the way back to Manali, Gerda & I are busy describing our flights for the 10th time, eyes open wide, minds still flying high…

– Zygis

Dzipas mus atveze iki kalno papedes, nuo kur geras 40 minuciu reikejo ropstis i kalna staciu slaitu. Siaip ne taip per juosmeni siekiancias zoles, dar dregnas nuo praejusios nakties lietaus, suradom pakilimo takeli. Du vietiniai instruktoriai pradejo vynioti parasiutus ir kita… Tuoj atejo ir musu eile. Pakstelejau Zygiui i zanda ir nuejau, kur kvieciama. Ten instruktorius pradejo ant manes krauti sunkius dirzus ir kita… Uzsidejau salma. Kaip suprantu dabar jau kelio atgal nebera. Krutineje suvirpejo baime. Is aplinkiniu sypsenu suprantu, kad baime atsispindi ir mano veide. Paziuriu i savo instruktoriu ir trumpa akimirka atrodo, kad jis taip pat dreba is baimes. Net bijau klausti, kiek kartu jis yra tai dares. Paziuriu i Zygi. Jis nerimsta vietoje. Saukiu: “Bijau!”. Zygis man atsako: “As irgi!”. Nepalengvejo. Staiga Zygio intsruktorius susunka: “Bek bek!”. Zygis pabega ir sustoja. Instruktorius vel ragina. Ir taip kokius tris kartus kol vejas pagaliau pagauna parasiuta ir iskelia juos abu i ora. Juuuhuuu! Dabar mano eile. “Bek bek!” As bandau is visu jegu, bet irangos svoris mane stabdo. Dar pora zingsniu ir juntu, kad begu jau ore. Juuuhuuu! As skrendu! Aplinkui visiska tyla ir kalnai… Nuostabu.

– Gerda

One thought on “In the air! / Skrendu…!

  1. Paulius says:

    smagu :)

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