I Touched the Clouds

For many years, staring at the clouds from my airplane window on my way to business meetings has always brought me peace. It was a break from anxiety of confronting problems that needed solving or people that needs impressing. Watching the clouds brought me back to simple memories of childhood laying on the grass and watching them move. I always wondered if I could ever touch them someday. To my surprise, I did.
It all starts here.

Riding a gyrocopter as a passenger, all covered up, sun protected, for a long flight along the coast of South Cebu, my unexpected wish was granted. I was scared at first when I saw the clouds up ahead. "It's going to be okay," my pilot husband reassured me. We glided into the soft haze. I slightly stretched my hands and touched the delicate mist with my fingers. I was filled with awe and grateful appreciation of nature's gift. With joy and happiness, my heart soared, "I touched the clouds!"


People can experience this while climbing mountains too when the cloud ceiling is so low that the clouds actually come to them. 

However in my case, I went to the clouds and reached for them.

Update:
I went for the second time yesterday and the clouds were thicker. I would like to share my Instagram video that Marge of Coffeehan mentioned below.

A post shared by Fly A Gyro Cebu (@flyagyrocebu) on

Related Article:
Fly a Gryo Cebu Adventure: Gyrocopter Philippines
 
Soar and touch the clouds
Love and light,
Arni

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8 comments

  1. wow. What an experience. Good that you have a pilot husband. I would be even more terrified trying it, but I know once you overcome the fear and go for it, it must be an experience with no other parallel

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    1. Thanks Neha. The passenger yesterday mentioned it was beyond words. I was once acrophobic too. My first attempt was rappelling down a 5 storey building. Since then I started doing more things that made me feel comfortable in the air like parasailing, paramotoring and skydiving. Eventually,the fear is still there but it's not as paralyzing as it used to be.

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  2. Woah! I'm from Cebu and I didn't know that this exists! I would really want to try this out but hopefully my fear of heights won't get in the way. :D

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    1. Fly a Gyro Cebu has only started this year. I had a friend who finally tried it after weeks of convincing to overcome her fear. She told me, years ago she hugged the steel post on top of the Eiffel Tower and was frozen in place. She loved the gyrocopter ride and she was so happy to overcome her fear of heights.

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  3. I like looking at the clouds through the window on the plane. They also make me calm. And wow you got to touch 'em, what a cool experience! I think i would be scared flying in the gyro (scared of heights here), but I think I would love to touch the clouds too. I saw your IG video, you looked so happy there.

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    1. When I was young I always imagined the clouds would be like cotton candy :) Thank you for mentioning the IG video. Just updated the post and shared it here.

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  4. Cebu is a wonderful place to visit and it looks even more beautiful from this height! I'm terrified of heights myself but wouldn't mind as long as I'm not the pilot :)

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    1. Thank you Reshma, hehe same here. I have never attempted taking the controls yet for the gyrocopter. I did try taking an introductory flight handling the yoke of a small cessna. It's a crazy feeling to know that my life is literally in my hands. Just thinking about that moment sends me a sudden rush.

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