(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.
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.ReplyDelete
Ooh no thanks. Not very elegant for a lady of my advanced years.ReplyDelete
Helen lines up firmly behind JayCee. Thank you, sister.Delete
Quite an interesting activity on Yarra! 60 bucks is indeed a steep price for it thoughReplyDelete
Looks fun, though the landing looks like it might be rough.ReplyDelete
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
Oh go on Andrew! Don't be a spoilsport! While travelling down the wire you could sing "Zippity doo daah!"ReplyDelete
Zip it do dah, not for me.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Not my cup of tea….alright if you’ve got money to burn or scatter over the Yarra.ReplyDelete
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)
* last sentence should read….complete with a tree to smash in to. Where ‘does’ this gobbledygook come from???Delete
I've never done it, but I don't really need to, either.ReplyDelete
Steve, it was fun for us in South Africa, but if you descend, you have go back up again, on foot.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Margaret, there is no real reason for an older person not to do it. It is easy. But hey, the cost.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete