gecko fly parapente

'cling cling like a lizard to the ceiling
stick close to the side of heaven'
maori kite song

viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2007

energía solar- Valle del Almanzora-Almeria :solar power

Here in Andalucia we do have sun !

dont believe the hype! not every day is sunny

but we have enough to generate our own power

recently we have seen lots of new solar installations

springing up , which has got to be good news.

here is one in Almanzora and lots more planned

in the same area. let it shine!!!

sábado, 22 de septiembre de 2007

la boda! de Jane y Nathan

well what fun we had yesterday !... torrential
rain and a thunderstorm and lighting show above
our heads for most of the night . lightning that was
Blake-esque in its magnificent posturing, anyway
not the day to get married! luckily for Jane and Nathan
(from Australia) they had their wedding blessing planned
for today at the Santuario in Saliente where the weather
co-oporated a little better, and we were booked to take
aerial photos of them and their family .....
Felicidades from gecko fly !

lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2007

Sun Sea and Paramotoring!

Sunday the sea and then some flying with t'shirt
and shorts ....goes together well i think

We dont like going on endlessly about gear,
we like to fly more! but we do like Pap Paramotors
this is the Ross 100 :1400: smooth ,smooth,
power and control!

This isn't our van but it would be nice
if it was!


As paragliding pilots we love instability , that's
basically when the atmosphere is active and the
thermals we love to ride are produced, all this
is to a point! but with our wings we have to know
our limits, today a little too active for us , this
beautiful cumulus growing and growing above
Cortijo Al Viento this afternoon

Que Sorpresa! Mariné

jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2007

high quality aerial photos, Almeria and beyond!

So! you have your spanish casa , villa or cortijo, its all looking
great! But how do you convey the extent of your new empire
to your friends and family back home?
Simple! give us a call and we will take stunning high quality
aerial photos of your place in Spain and present you with a framed
image, photos on a CD - even greeting cards are available.

These three images are of a recent commision
in Los Limoneros, but hey we fly, we can go (almost)

Get two other neighbours interested as well and you
can recieve a mounted print for as little as €60.
Forget Google Earth these images are high resoulution
unique photos that we can enlarge up to
A1 size if you like and even print them on to canvas.
But make sure you take your washing in first!

domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2007

pajero con botas

Hoy, volando encima El Santuario del Saliente, dia del virgen 2007

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2007

Dia de virgin de saliente 2007

El santuario de saliente con la vista de
Sierra Maria detras

El camino sube por los peregrinos !

El Santuario con los primeros rayos de sol

miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2007

peter and eileen

Peters flying , eileen's filming! we
hope peter was waving on the flypast
and not just too nervous
to let go!

oh larry how we flew that day!

martes, 4 de septiembre de 2007

Sunday at Saliente

Sunday was different! chechu, antonio, juan
and juaquin took off mid day . antonio and juan
landed in Oria and chechu flew on to make 30km
after getting over 800m above saliente.
Early eve they were back flying in smooth
restitution lift this is the view from the terrace of
the resturant at saliente, where we were sipping
a cool beer after flying larry

chechu big ear-ing in to land on the plaza

larry demonstrating how to run
with commitment! Woah !!! larry
we're not quite ready to fly yet

lunes, 3 de septiembre de 2007


Sept 1st our flying fiesta ! the forcast was
levante (easterly winds) normaly not a problem
here in Saliente when we get alot of thermal heating
in the valley, but couple this with cloud cover
and you get alot of pilots waiting at takeoff until
a thunderstorm cloud started developing
behind takeoff and we all went for a beer instead!
4 of us flew earlier on in the day for well over an hour
having great flights but sods law when
everyone turned up to fly or watch it was pretty
much un flyable.What a difference a day makes!
sunday however was a different story!