Thursday, 11 December 2008

swinging into the 40's!

Oh we had a great day at the Canopy tour to celebrate my birthday. I have enjoyed the first canopy tour we did so much, that I just couldn't wait to do this. It is an extremely safe setup and you are always secured on two separate cable systems. Please keep reading and checking out the photos - this is going to be along post!

Having lunch before our tour started - some of us were a little afraid (ok Hesti was terrified - she suffers from vertigo.)

Receiving our final briefing before the start - we had such a charming guide.

The slide towards the first platform - there are 10 slides and 11 platforms - the longest being 140 meters (153 yards). They vary in speed from comfortable to very very fast.

Yes, you just couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Gosh, I had so much fun!

Friend Ilse was so relaxed and calm.

Herman started smiling, turned around once and then was worried, but at the end enjoyed it.

The view down the valley.

Some of the stunning plant life.

The launch platform to the fastest slide - the Ferrari.

The longest slide - 140 meters.

Waiting in line to go.

The hubby enjoyed it so much.

Had a tough landing!

Friend Hesti started very worried or as she stated it, just pure terrified!

And ended up trying to convince Herman to do it again the next weekend.

And for friend Stefaan this was all "Much ado about nothing" - he is a competition level paraglider!

And on our way to our last filmed slide.

I am now considering making it a priority to do all 4 in South Africa - 2 down, 2 to go!


  1. AWESOME!!! I've been looking forward to seeing these pics. I would love to do something like this one day!!!!!! SOOOO COOL!!!!!

  2. That looks like so much fun. Happy belated Birthday!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. I nearly fainted. Don't give me a heart attack like that again please. I'm terrified of heights and well the thought of this scares me to death ... yes I'm a little scaredy cat LOL

  4. It looks fantastic, Cat.

    D has his 40th in July and my 36th is in Aug - maybe we should do a joint experience?


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