|On the mountain top getting ready to go paragliding!|
|Okay, so they don't exactly have a classy headquarters|
|Their waiting area isn't that classy either. But the view was phenomenal!|
|Getting all geared up!|
|Working the whole backpack/chair look|
|Siena was the excited kind of nervous|
|My coach and I getting in place to run|
|跑步, 跑步! (Run, run, run!) Yeah, my coach didn't speak any English so all my instructions were in Chinese.|
|Whee!!! Look at me, I'm flying!!!|
The whole flight only lasted about 5 minutes but it was amazing! We flew over the town of Wai Ao, getting a fantastic view as we went, and landed on the beach. Despite her nervousness going into it, when Siena landed, her first words to me were, "Let's do it again!" So I think it's safe to say that fun was had by all.
After we were done with paragliding, we headed over to Mr. Brown's Castle, which is on the same mountain, for some coffee and lunch. And, of course, great views of the mountains, the beaches, and Turtle Island.
Then, to finish off a great afternoon, we headed to the Lanyang Museum, a natural history museum about Yilan County. The museum is excellent, especially the architecture. The building was created to imitate one of the area's unique geological formations, "cuestas" or cliffs formed by rock layers pushing up from the Earth's crust, leaving multiple layers exposed.
|Can you see the cuestas?|
|Alms for the poor in the local history section|
|A Nan Fang Ao fishing boat that was donated to the museum|
|A picture map of Yilan County. This was one of my favorite exhibits.|