Saturday, February 4, 2023

Flying Friday

(Oops. There was a scheduling problem, but it must still be Friday somewhere) 

You can zip line across Melbourne's Yarra River. At less than thirty seconds it is quicker than I remember the orgasms of my youth. Strapping in safely takes some time I suppose, as does unstrapping. The zip line with thirty seconds of pleasure at $60 is very popular with people lined up. Children can zip for just $50. 

You probably don't remember that we zip lined in South Africa a few years ago. At one zip line, R missed his footing at a platform and he came backwards to the middle of the zip line, to much amusement among our fellow travellers. There goes R, and here comes R back again. 

I iz not paying $60 to zip line, but it does look like fun.







18 comments:

  1. As I read this post it is still Friday in the Northern Hemisphere. I am not sure that I would try it - but I might. $60 for 30 seconds is a lot though.

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  2. Ooh no thanks. Not very elegant for a lady of my advanced years.

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    1. Helen lines up firmly behind JayCee. Thank you, sister.

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  3. Quite an interesting activity on Yarra! 60 bucks is indeed a steep price for it though

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  4. Looks fun, though the landing looks like it might be rough.

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  5. The Stalker
    Re Thursdays post….Andrew it was actually a trolley car in San Fran went back through my notes….I also rode on a suburban bus route., wrong bus ended in up at the end of the line in the burbs I wouldn’t choose to be at night…fortunately it was mid afternoon… Public transport though …just love it

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  6. Oh go on Andrew! Don't be a spoilsport! While travelling down the wire you could sing "Zippity doo daah!"

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  7. I did something similar at a scout camp when I was a cub scout leader. It was a lot of fun and free. I wouldn't pay $60 for that.

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  8. I'm with you. It looks like fun, but I'm not paying $60 for it. Besides, isn't the Yarra thick enough to walk across?

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  9. Not my cup of tea….alright if you’ve got money to burn or scatter over the Yarra.
    Caro mentioned what I had in my mind….the old Flying Fox, scout camps wouldn’t be the same with one (complete witted to smash into to ensure a full stop at the end)

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    1. * last sentence should read….complete with a tree to smash in to. Where ‘does’ this gobbledygook come from???

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  10. I've never done it, but I don't really need to, either.

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    1. Steve, it was fun for us in South Africa, but if you descend, you have go back up again, on foot.

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  11. Looks fun but I would probably laugh all the way, well when younger as I wouldn't do that now, go on the zip I mean.

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    1. Margaret, there is no real reason for an older person not to do it. It is easy. But hey, the cost.

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  12. Zip lining seems very popular. On the Today show last week, they showed Robin Roberts Zip Lining (that's what they called it although it looked more like a bungee jump) off the tallest building in New Zealand.

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  13. This reminds me of the hot air balloon ride my husband and I took a few years ago. The tickets were a gift from my parents. He wasn't keen at first, and I suggested that he let me go twice. ~grin~ However, once airborne he entertained the crew and two other patrons with his technical questions.

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