A zip-lining weekend

What do you do when you're having a sucky week and your friend messages you on Saturday morning and says hey ... wanna go zip-lining? You say no and you keep your chicken self at home you say why the heck not. And that's exactly how Saturday morning went for me. 
Truth be told, I don't have a bucket list, I have no desire to do dangerous things for the thrill of it just to say I tried it. Well unless you count loving really fast cars. I really love fast cars. (blame the ex and his love for speed for me loving the thrill of a racer's car). But save for that exception, I am not very adventurous. Like at all. Case in point - The back yard of the home I grew up in, the place I still call "home", where my parents have lived for all my life ... I have probably been in the back there a handful of times in all my life because there are so many trees in my back yard and trees mean lizards. And if you've been around these parts for a while you know, I don't like lizards. I know that was a lot of babble, but you catch my drift ... I'm not very adventurous, not even adventurous enough to run in my own lizard filled back yard.

... and yet I went zip-lining

... while hanging off a line suspended hundreds (?) of feet in the air, I slid from platform to platform. Just for shits and giggles. Or just shits.

... I am officially nuts

... Oh... And I don't even have a picture of me zip-lining to prove it (we didn't want to zip-line with our phones). I did get this picture of one friend though...
It was so high up!

So to make a long story short. This wasn't just one zip-line. It was a zip-lining course located in a place called Chaguaramas. And the scenery (which I did manage to get a picture of) was just beautiful. The course is right next to a popular beach.
There were seven zip-lines and if you took the plunge and did the first one then you had to do them all! It was so surreal being suspended high into the air and having to take a leap of faith into the air and hope that a line will hold you. In some respects it was a little spiritual. You just had to have faith that you got from one end to the other without plunging to your death (for which they say they would not be liable according to the wager you sign before you jump ha!)

Alas, no plunges to death occurred and I lived to take a selfie ...


But not all was unscathed. There was a very swollen hand and blisters. Apparently I held on wrong on the first zip-line and got a blister/ water thingy and a sore swollen hand through the gloves. #onlyme Check it out.
It was only my right hand but it was so swollen :(

After the first one though... it was smooth sailing. And the craziest thing is I want to do it again. Firstly, so I could get pictures the next time and also because now that I know what it feels like ... I really want to sail through the air again.

Sunday I spent with my beautiful parents.

N.B. - after writing this post about not being adventurous I realized that I have done some pretty ballsy things ... like I've been in a submarine. I definitely have to do a post on that soon.

Linking up with Biana
Have a great Monday guys!!!

36 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to go ziplining but there aren't too many interesting places to do it here in FL. Ouch to that blister! I would have totally held on wrong too so you aren't alone there! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. i would LOVE to do zip lining!!! when we were in vancouver, they had that but we didn't have time (and only discovered it as we were about to leave) :(

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  3. So cool! I did a high ropes course that involved zip lining, and the zip lining was my favorite part! The rest was pretty much terrifying for me but I'm still glad I did it!

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  4. I love zip lining! I did it in Alaska and it was one of the greatest experiences ever! So glad you had a good experience!

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  5. What a fun time!! Zip lining is one of my favorite things ever!! And to do it in a tropical location is even more fun! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. Good for you, for taking the plunge! That looks really beautiful and fun!

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  7. Ummmmmm that sounds amazing!!!! I'm glad you pushed yourself to do it because it looked like a blast! Also can I tell you how much I love your new layout! I know I told you before but it is just gorgeous!

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  8. I hope to go zip lining one day! It looks like fun.

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  9. Damn it I thought that was you in the action shot. You'll have to share that with the submarine post ;) Love the selfie; of course you look gorgeous post-zip, blister and all! I ziplined only once and it was in Costa Rica. I hate heights and you're right though, totally want to go again!

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  10. That is so awesome that you just went and zip lined!!! I am so not that brave, but big kudos to you! And you have been in a submarine? Say what?!

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  11. We went to the same place last year but I decided against going since I'm afraid of heights. K and the rest of my family went on it though!

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  12. if you do a post on submarines, i cannot read it.. makes me shudder just thinking about it. i cannot handle them!! crazy i know. this is seriously ballsy, not sure if i could do it! your poor hands :(

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  13. Oh girl you are braver than I! There is a ropes course not too far from my house that all my friends go to but I am as chicken as they come haha! I am so glad you had fun though!

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  14. How fun!! I want to go ziplining so bad but I'm not sure I'd have as pretty a place to do it here in NJ haha. Glad you enjoyed!!

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  15. HOW FUN! I love zip lining. The first time I went zip lining, they gave us a makeshift break out of a stick...I doubted it at the time, but I think it was a good call after looking at your poor hands. Hope they heal quickly!

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    1. So cool that you went more than once. They had to send out a brake for me on one of the lines because I was coming too fast!

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  16. How fun!! I think I've only zip-lined once from what I remember (Mt Hood in Oregon...totally different scenery from where you were) and it's such a thrill. I'm glad you went for it and even better that you want to do it again!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  17. So proud of you!! I would love to go ziplining.

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  18. Ziplining has always sounded fun to me, and that scenery is gorgeous!!

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  19. I want to go ziplining too! We have an underground zipline where I live but the view where you are looks much more exciting than what I have to look at. Makes me want to be there and go with you!

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  20. FUN!! We went zip lining in Mexico last summer, I was nervous but I loved it!

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  21. This looks like so much fun!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  22. I've always wanted to do that but I'm a bit nervous to actually do it. Congrats on doing it girl.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

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    1. Thanks!! It was a nail biter for sure though!

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  23. This is so much fun! I've never been ziplining and I'm still kicking myself for not doing it while we were in Hawaii for our honeymoon!

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  24. ahh this is awesome! I haven't zip lined in FOREVER! this looks like a total blast!

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  25. You write so interesting posts and make very beautiful photos! Like your blog! Keep doing it!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! Much appreciated :D

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  26. This looks so fun!! I'd love to do this someday :)

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  27. I'm so not adventurous at all but Zip Lining is the one thing that I would actually love to do. I'm so glad that you did it. Sorry about your hand, hopefully, it will heal soon. Great pictures.

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  28. Your poor hands!
    You know we recently found out there's a zip lining place not far from us. It's on section of the park where we had Jehan's birthday party :). We still haven't done it. We will have to take the kids (there's a section for them) then ourselves on another day. And YOU! Next time you come back.....
    LOL at you never going into the back yard because of lizards! You are so cute and so funny! I guess you won't mind that you also missed beetles, butterflies, spiders and the occasional land crab.... lol! I LOVED the back yard!
    Love you 'baby' sis!

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    1. Yes we'll go when Im in OZ!!!! Btw thats how little I've gone into the back yard .... who knew there were land crabs back there???? :/

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  29. A submarine?! And you are brave to zip line. I don't know that I could do it.haha

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  30. I haven't tried zip-lining yet but I've learned that some of the things I've been so scared to try turned out to be quite fun so I'm willing to give that a go too.
    I can't imagine being in a submarine but maybe the above statement would hold true for that too.
    #adventure

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    1. I can't tell which was scarier, the zip lining or the submarine but I will say that zip lining had a more satisfying ending as it was fun ... I was petrified for most of the submarine saga!

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  31. I've been ziplining and I loved it shockingly so. Glad you enjoyed it, I also want to do it again :)soon!

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