Torrey Pines, San Diego, California, United States
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Lunch at the Gliderport

Bring your lunch or grab a sandwich at the Cliff Hanger Cafe. There are plenty of picnic benches with a view of the ocean. On a nice day it feels a little bit like heaven. Today there were more than a dozen gliders drifting over the nearby cliffs. They look like they are laying in hammocks in the air. It seems so peaceful, except when you consider how dangerous it is. In fact, my friend Mike reminded me of a fellow we once worked with, who almost died in a glider accident. He was waiting for lift-off and loosened his harness, but forgot to re-fasten it. Both legs were shattered and he never walked the same again, but this story has a happy ending. He still glides to this day.

Lunch at the Gliderport