Is it cheating to say, “I’ve done this – more than once – but I wanna go again!”? Not just parasailing, of course, but parasailing upside down. Is there any other way? I can’t believe my mom had to twist my arm to do this, initially. She loved parasailing, and asked if she could take her granddaughter, Katie. She invited me to go along, of course, but I wasn’t interested. Not afraid, exactly, but content – or so I thought – to film them from the boat. They had so much fun!
The crew saw the look on my face and asked if I wanted to go before we headed back to the beach. I didn’t want to delay everyone else, and reluctantly said no. The other parasailors were good sports, though, and when a whole boatload of people urges you to go, you go. From that moment, I was hooked! The next time I went, I had to wait longer and got to chatting with the operator on the shore. “Can I use the acrobatic harness?”
“I just had this urge to flip over and fly – you know, like Superman. Or a circus performer. I think it would be really cool if you had a harness that let people do that.”
“Oh, you don’t need a special harness. Go for it.”
“Wait – you’d better not be kidding. Because I’m not kidding, and I really don’t want to die today.”
“No, it’s fine. Go for it.”