June 24, 2013

He Did It!

SDP  6-24-13
Sarasota is still abuzz over Nik Wallenda's knuckle-biting, stomach-flopping, palm-sweating, awe-inspiring wire walk across the Grand Canyon last night. What a feat of strength (physical and mental), concentration, balance, fortitude and faith!  The public and most media outlets were kept 5-miles from the walk location. But, an acquaintance, who's a still photographer here in town, was invited by Team Wallenda to have exclusive access.  I cannot wait to see his photos.  Lots of folks turned out for a block party in downtown to watch the event. (Okay...quite a few people were stealing glances at the big screen because it was too nerve wracking to actually watch the 23 minute skywalk, with Nik balancing on a 2-inch cable 1,400 feet above the canyon without a safety tether.)  The community is so proud.  Congratulations again, Nik -- you are an inspiration!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

I am so glad he made it! It was rather nerve-wracking to watch.

Kay said...

Phew! Glad he made it!

Linda said...

Wonderful! I wanted to say, as well, that your header photo is stunning!

Florida Farm Girl said...

I couldn't watch it. Made DH turn the channel. And I'm very glad he succeeded.

Jim Klenke said...

That was a pretty cool walk. I was a glance at the tv type of viewer.

gregory urbano said...

it was nerve wracking!

Jack said...

I don't like heights, so I could not have watched. And, I was away any way.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievable! Sometimes I wonder why some people are motivated to these incredibly dangerous feats. How ar you these days SRQ? Hope all is well.

SFlaGuy said...

After a long run I am hanging up South Florida Guy. It was great getting to know you and I hope to see you continue your postings.