If you don’t like heights, maybe this post isn’t for you.
Personally, when it comes to standing on a mountaintop, flying in an airplane, or crossing a bridge, I have no issue with high places. I love going into observation towers and seeing how far out I can look.
But when it comes to roller coasters? Skydiving? Bungee jumping? Fuhgeddaboudit!
Last winter, a friend was trying to work out what to do for his birthday, and invited me and a few others to try a 1-day hang-gliding course in Shiga Prefecture. My instinctive reaction was, “No!” (Only, y’know, ruder.) However, rather than follow my knee-jerk reaction, what I said instead was, “Do you have a link to the website?”
You see, just because I can’t handle these things doesn’t mean I’m not curious about them.
So on the website I went, investigating this group that was willing to instruct people in hang-gliding in English. Reassured that it claimed you wouldn’t go that high or that far, meaning I was less likely to die, I agreed to go with my friend.
The things I do for my buddies’ birthdays.
Anyway, let me share a few things that happened with you that day.