A lot of sports look easy until you try them, and nothing looks easier than windsurfing. You just stand up on a nice, wide surfboard, grab the bar that controls the sail and rocket across the white caps, right?
Rain and fog aren’t the best conditions for a hike, but I wasn’t about to let that stop me from conquering one of Germany’s highest mountains during a recent trip to Garmisch. Especially not after wind canceled my plans for paragliding for two days straight.
It all started with a leisurely trip to Fethyie, Turkey. My friend Brian Okes suggested that while we were in Fethyie, about a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Izmir, we should go paragliding. It sounded extreme, so I replied: “Why not?”
Visitors can view Germany’s curious Felsenmeer in a number of ways: an archaeological hotbed, a geological marvel or a historical focal point. But most kids see the park in its purest form: It’s a great pile of rocks to climb on.