Getting a bird's eye-view of the Mississippi Coast
March 30, 2015
I had the opportunity to have a bird's eye view of the entire Gulf Coast recently when I went parasailing with Parasail Adventures out of Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.It is quite an experience.If you've never been before, basically you go out into the Mississippi Sound on a boat that has a platform on the back of it. You get into a harness and hooked to the parachute, sit on the back of the platform and begin to rise into the air - 500 feet in the air, to be exact.The view is amazing. The day I flew, it was slightly foggy, but I could still see the coastline from the Ocean Springs bridge to the Hancock Bank building in Gulfport.I used to be afraid of heights. And by afraid, I mean deathly terrified. But, that said, if you're looking to cross off some high activities off your bucket list, I recommend parasailing. It's very calming and low impact and even you're 500 feet above the water, it feels like you're barely moving.When I was reeled back in to the boat, I didn't land dry. As with the other parasailers, I was dipped into the Gulf of Mexico. Well, just my feet anyway.So if you're looking for a great view and a little bit of fun, sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast from the sky.