Monday, November 10, 2008

Birthday zip-line tour



I knew it would be a bit strange to be so far away from home for my birthday and that I would miss my friends and family a lot, but it actually turned out to be great fun! The weekend was very active with a long trek on Saturday followed by dinner and drinks with friends and Friday was a real adrenaline fix! We went with Kary and David from our class on a canopy tour up in the mountains around Boquete. As you can see from the video it was a series of very high, very long and, at times, very fast zip-lines!



I somehow ended up being the first to set off on the first line and I was pretty terrified, but as soon as I left the first platform, I loved it! As well as being totally exhilarating, it was very beautiful.





The platforms are incredibly high and the forest is stunning with huge old trees and sparkling rivers and waterfalls, so the views are spectacular.



One of the final lines is 400m long and crosses the valley you can see above. It was definitely the best part and is the one that you can see in the video.



Here´s me waiting for Rob to complete the final gentle descent to the end of the tour. We had a fantastic time and it was certainly a birthday I won´t forget!

Rachel x

5 comments:

Peter Smith said...

Well, is this my little girl who trembled at the thought of a ride at Alton Towers? By the way, the Towers is open specially at the moment to honour the very last week of the Corkskrew! It's being taken down this winter after 28 years. Your Mum took one of the very first rides when she was expecting you... before she knew, I should add.
Enjoy Nicaragua! Buen viaje!
Rachel's Dad, from NZ

The Giraffe said...

Hi guys! I have been following your blog and it looks like you're having an amazing time. You've convinced me that I need to whisk Lucy away one of these days and do something similar. Happy birthday for yesterday Rachel I hope you had a fantastic day; the zip wire looks very very long from here. Warren.

kavvy17 said...

looks like you all had a great time! very brave.
some more great pics rob and im sure your taking some as well rach!! cant wait to find out where your heading to next!
Mark x

Anonymous said...

That will be a difficult birthday to top! This time last year we were at Carter's Fun Fair. Not quite the same, eh? Love the photos and video. Wanted to wish you happy birthday on the day, but we had no internet so happy belated! We miss you! x regan

Anonymous said...

That will be a difficult birthday to top! This time last year we were at Carter's fun fair. Not quite the same, eh? Love the photos and video. Wanted to wish you happy birthday on the day, but we had no internet so belated happy birthday - we miss you! x regan