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Aerial view of Mont St Michel,  September 2016

Much to the surprise of many people, and very much to my own amazement, I made a dawn ultralight flight over Mont St Michel.

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Feeling just a little nervous before boarding

It was a breathtaking experience – both physically and emotionally.  Raising your visor when flying into the wind really does make breathing tricky, but that’s the only way to take photographs!

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The views were wonderful, the flight was smooth and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Twenty minutes at around 900 feet is a truly exciting way to spend dawn, and an experience I intend to repeat.

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Heading back to land

 

How to follow in my wings:

Fly with Didier Hulin at ULM-Mont-Saint-Michel

Do a photo workshop in Normandy & Brittany with Tim Mannakee (or one of his other great trips)

 

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 24 September 2016

 

 

Part of  Six Word Saturday

 

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    • Absolutely brilliant. Takeoff is like a roller coaster ride and the views over Mont St Michel are tremendous – it was timed for dawn on a high tide day, and I was very lucky as the sun shone while I was up there. I will definitely do it again. For one thing my current camera had bigger batteries so I’d get more shots 🙂 Last time the battery in one camera died (it is very cold up there which doesn’t help) and there is no way you can change a battery up there – holding your head upright is hard enough!!

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  1. 2 kewl fer skewl see…i know evryone that trys this sport loves it …..
    glad ya had a good ride…am sure ya will want to do it again sumday!…
    now i am inspired again to go out an get flying again …soon! .Q

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