Swallowed Up

Swallowed Up

Do you need to breakup your daily routine? Want to face your fears? How about: contemplating caving turn that cave up vertically fill it with  water and scuba dive to the bottom. Want a little additional adrenaline? Turn that cave into the throat of a once active geyser now bubbling, underground hot spring: you’re surrounded by rock 55′ underground a small hole in the ceiling of […]

The Hawaiian Experience

The Hawaiian Experience

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Chris Reynolds Vimeo page. Last time I enjoyed his visit to Hatcher Pass. Since then, he’s been paragliding in Oahu, another place of my dreams. The scenery and especially the chickens brought back some pleasant memories made while visiting my son there. Have you been to Oahu? If so, I’ll bet you’ll recognize some of the sites. South Florida […]

What a Flying Machine!

What a Flying Machine!

These machines nostalgically transport me back to my youth. Back then, the startup and sound of those radial engines enthralled me. Every Sunday, after our afternoon drive, my father would stop at the airport and we’d watch Frontier Airlines depart. In those days, there wasn’t an airport fence. And an aspiring, pre-school pilot like myself, could freely interact with the flight crew. In fact, it wasn’t […]

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Could this be the ultimate underwater all-in-one adrenalin sport? Rather stay out of the abyss? Maybe walking on water would be a great alternative. 😉 -dM

Free Diving

Free Diving

Many decades ago, long before the internet, and far away from any ocean where deep free diving people knew what they were doing, I did a little diving in a cold Wyoming lake. At first, it was just snorkeling down and around a few meters. But going deeper, I experienced an effortless peace, a sense of oneness with the water. Just relaxing and going with […]

That Old Bike

That Old Bike

Danny Macaskill. Beyond neat. It’s spiritual! I’ve been dreaming of flying again in a new way. But until then there’s a nice, seldom used mountain bike sitting in my garage. Maybe I should get a little more saddle time. Take it easy. Get some thrills. But minimize costs and risks. But at my age and skill level, I’ll be leaping inches into the air while […]

Another Kind of Dream Flying

Another Kind of Dream Flying

Yeow! This brings back some memories. Up till now, I’ve shared what my dream flying was like when unaided. Just me and the sky. But I’ve dreamed of another kind of flying. The kind that requires using a flying machine. Unlike my real airplane piloting based experiences, my dream flying machine was never an airplane. It was always a unique, often muscle powered apparatus. And regardless […]

Dream Flying

Dream Flying

This is exactly how the world looks when I’m flying, unfettered in my dreams.  Looking down or backward, a spherical world rolls by. Looking out, I see the more traditional perspective typical of my piloting days. Things get interesting when my dreams take me mountain flying, on a dark star-lit night. It is sometimes confusing, But the freedom and the experience are exhilarating. I love […]

Amazing Surreal Base Jump

Amazing Surreal Base Jump

Although risky, not all crash and burn. Amazing! -dM

Striking the Cliff

Striking the Cliff

There’s something to be said for the old preflight, just to make sure the wings will work, and then a run-up to make sure they’re pointed in the right direction — before takeoff. Although certainly more exciting, doing the takeoff part first, and then the wing and direction part after, has its draw backs. For folding wings, I think I prefer an inflated paraglider flying […]

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