Sunday, February 13, 2011

Me Jane???!

Just so that no one is confused, I did start out writing this blog about the time I spend in my studio. I spent a great deal of time in my studio, worked very hard  and got through an extraordinary amount of work last year so I decided to take a little break and and spend a couple of weeks away - relaxing and proof reading the English copy of my book.  Well, to my horror (and then delight :) ) I forgot my mobile and specs at home so all I can do is relax, or so I thought.

On Wednesday we went on a leisurely tractor tour through the Tsitsikamma forest down to the old Storms river bridge and had a lovely lunch.


One of my friends wanted to do the canopy tour but didn't want to go on her own, so I agreed to go too. I don't quite know what I was expecting, but it was definitely something much lower and slower!



There were 8 of us in our group, plus 2 guides and a photographer, we got all kitted up and were taken to the "launch pad".  Two of the guides went ahead and then we were off - one at a time to the first platform up in the tree tops, I was already wondering what I had gotten myself into. When we were all perched on this little wooden ledge way up there, the one guide very proudly told us that none of the platforms are bolted or nailed on. They are all carefully tied on so as not to damage any tree! I suddenly discovered that I'm not as environmentally friendly as I thought I was as I wished for huge steel bolts screwed into the wood.



Then we were off again, flying through the trees. It was very scary and very exciting, 30m up in the canopy and I think I could possibly be talked into doing it again.





What an exhilarating experience - a huge amount of frightening fun! :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi my friend, I have been so worried cos I have been phoning and phoning...at least I know you're ok...in fact ...better than ok! Well done! Chat soon

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  2. so much fun! We call it "zip lining" here state-side I think. I'm not sure I could image it as "tour" hehehe

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  3. "zip lining" is definately a better description :)

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