03: Paragliding to Annecy

I caught the last summer bus of the season along with half a dozen mountain bikers to the top of Le Semnoz mountain overlooking the town of Annecy, and with views, on a clear day, of Mont Blanc. Today was not clear enough. I got off at the last stop and took a slow walk down the grassy ski slopes when the yellow parachute caught my eye. The lone jumper turned towards me, waved, flicked his 'chute, and then took a steady walk to launch himself among the clouds.