day two hundred and ten: april 16, 2016
Today, we headed over to the train station to catch the bus to a nearby flower festival where pink flowers were supposed to cover the entire grounds with Fujisan in the background. Just before purchasing our tickets, the man collecting the tickets told us that there were less than 10% of the flowers blooming and that in his opinion it wasn't worth going. We took his advice and decided it probably wasn't worth the money so we headed out to the lake to enjoy the morning air and find a clear view of Fujisan.
As we hung out by the edge of the lake, Jonathan received an email from the paragliding company that they would be able to fly in the early afternoon. So we headed back to the station and caught the bus to the paragliding take off point over an hour away. IT. WAS. WORTH. IT. None of the people there really spoke any English so there was a lot of trust involved. Of course we had to sign some waivers that were in English, but basically no instruction was given other than to "keep running". At the end of the day, it was totally safe and we had a lot of fun, especially since it was still clear enough to see Mt. Fuji in the distance.
Can't wait to paraglide in Jackson Hole now!