Microlighting: Fly like a bird in the Overberg
After all, a microlight looks and sounds like little more than a flying lawnmower.
But after several of my fellow travellers (all bloggers on the #Swellenblog tour) returned with enormous smiles on their faces and lots of adrenalin coursing through their veins, I decided to climb aboard.
Boy, was I glad I did.
First we flew down the Buffeljags River towards the national N2 road.
Below were beautiful green fields and well-tended farms characteristic of the Overberg.
Then we took a turn over the Umshanti resort, a collection of cottages overlooking the dam.
All too soon, it was time to land on what was essentially just a short stretch of farm road.
Just in time to spot fellow blogger, Vagabond Scribe, who was indulging in some strategic shoelace-tying to steady her nerves before taking to the skies.