|My youngest niece on the training course|
She was brilliant all day, as was the rest
My brother and his family are in town for a few days and we needed to find something for the whole family to do. Something that was suitable for three children and three adults. I had heard of this climbing park about an hour from here that sounded perfect.
|Yeah, it's me! Just before it went wrong!!|
So, this morning we made our way to the park. First we got harnasses and helmets fittet and then we got a short training. Low to the ground it was quite easy to do. And quite brilliant as well. Walking over a thin metal wire was great to do. The zip line was a bit of a vote of confidence: just jumping off the platform into nothing and with nothing else to hold you in the air but two metal wires attached to another metal wire. But I did it anyway.
|My eldest niece up in the trees|
Fortunately it was only a meter and a half above ground, because the zipping was great, the getting back onto a platform... was not! No strength in my upper arms and no strength in my legs equal no chance of getting on the platform without help. I managed it in the end (with help), but it gave a lot of people some good giggles.
|My nephew trying to keep his balance|
That was only the training part! A meter and a half above the ground. I figured that doing the whole course several meters above ground would be a horror. So, I decided I would not do the course until I had seen how the zip line arrival platforms looked. Because without serious help, I would not have been good at all. And since my brother and sister-in-law had to look after the children as well, they couldn't help me. I stayed on the ground and took photos instead.
|My sister-in-law on the net walk|
I did have a good time though and I certainly got the excercise in! Walking up and down those hills to keep track of my family and taking lots of photos kept me busy. During the afternoon we (read they) did a more difficult course and this time I was wearing two cameras! I felt like a Japanese tourist!!
|My brother zipping away|
I am supposed to go back there in two weeks with Pepperfly. I hope she has done plenty of weightlifting lately... Because I want to go up and try it myself!