Pyla-sur-Mer, France.

Fall 2014. Just South West of Bordeaux, on the Aquitaine peninsula, lies Pyla-sur-Mer – the highest sand dune in Europe. The dune climbs and impressive (and exhausting) 117 metres above sea level, is 2.75 kms long, and 500 ms wide. This paradise is a destination for French families on vacation and a famous hot spot for paragliding. Myself and three others spent two weeks camping in the woods by the dune, and enjoying the last of the Summer. Two of the guys spent their days paragliding and the other gave it a test drive. It felt great to be outside for two full weeks. The nights were cold and filled with calf cramps from climbing the dunes, but we stayed warm in our sleeping bags. Here are a bunch of photographs, mainly of paragliders and paragliding. One cameo.

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