Had a biz conference in San Diego last week so Mrs, Finn and I did some great hiking around in Torrey Pines State park which was incredible and even took a golf lesson at the famous course itself. Ocean Beach was a very cool surf town. The highlight of the trip was paragliding at Torry Pines Gliderport. Here are some pics and video. It was fantastic, silent, smooth and probably the closest to being a bird you can be. The pilot was great and let me fly it for a few minutes. Kinda' like skiing in the sky. The take off area is a cliff band above Blacks beach. They are about 300-350 feet high. You fly over Torrey Pines Golf Course North Course, then down a couple of miles towards Lajolla. We made some great tight bank turns.
VIDEO's http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlcpics/3551773920/ this is my wife's flight.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlcpics/3551294151/ This is my flight, I held the camera for a birds eye view.