And there we were,
lost in the wonder of the amazing vistas,
and above all
Apart from a jackal, a springbok and a beetle
we had seen nothing and no one all day.
I happened to look ‘up’ the coast and where the dunes meet the sea
something didn’t ‘feel’ right.
Watching carefully the something not quite right morphed into –
Yup, in the middle of nowhere,
3 hang gliders weaving alongside the dunes, over the waves, towards us.
We waved, They waved,
We marvelled and it turns out they did too (they had seen no one all day)
And being good hosts, we held out a beer,
more as a joke than anything else as they appeared
very committed to riding the thermals.
Young, agile and fit men (French or Belgium) that they were,
they were not about to turn down such an offer.
So without missing a beat they flew towards us, or at least one did,
landed or rather hovered just long enough to say ‘hi,
they have been flying for 5 hours and seen no one,
and thank you for the beer’.
Then off again-
back on their adventure as we turned our back
and proceeded on ours.