Summer is Coming
While the Nirvana Adventure pilots were away in Nepal for SIV training, we were left at a little bit of a loose end as there were no paragliding Elementary and Club Pilot courses on for that period. So I felt pretty kicked when I flew without having someone at the other end of the radio for the first time, and I’m sure there’s many more who can relate to that feeling of cutting the umbilical cord.But with plenty of visiting pilots for company it’s been a blast. What made it even more interesting that it was one of those weeks where the mornings were spent at Tower Hill and afternoons at Shelar. And the pilots definitely made the most of it.
With the local pilots away though, Native Place was quieter than usual and it really gives the house a different charm. You should definitely visit during the week when it’s quiet around the house and you can hear the birds and watch the lake (and not fight for a space on the hammock!)
And it was also time for some garden fresh veggies and fruits. We had our first papaya from the Native Place garden and what a treat that was. The tomatoes are almost there, and we’re looking forward to bananas from the garden pretty soon. What’s really amazing though is the dudhi in the garden, go take a look, we’re planning to rename them dudhaas. Summer is coming and with summer comes Shelar and long flying days. My favourite part though, is that one perfect sunset after a beautiful soaring flight. There’s the five minutes of silence where everyone watches the sun set, before the excited chatter begins discussing the day’s flights and experiences.