Buzzing Samara

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I live in one of the prettiest landscapes imaginable, with thick deciduous forests.

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Volcanic mountains that reach right down to the sea.

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Crystal blue waves crashing on rock formations.

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Secret beaches waiting to be discovered.

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Sea turtles in the bays.  .

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Schools of fish off shore from light sand beaches

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I got to see all of this from the air in a safe little two passenger machine. I felt only the thrill of flying, just like in my dreams, and none of the fear of heights I share with my siblings.

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The wind in my hair – yes, there was a helmet – as we banked in a full circle around my house.

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We followed the serpentine Rio Buenavista in search of those pesky Crocs and were rewarded with a sighting.

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Ultralight Tours and Joergue Mueller, just outside Samara, will take you on a gyrocopter ride you won’t forget.

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My trip was a generous gift from my cousin and his wife, but you can get your own for $230-330 /hour, depending on how split it up with friends and family.  Joergue can also teach you to fly or sell you a gyrocopter of your own.


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