Drakensberg Canopy Tour - Zip Lining
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 2 Dec 2019 23:47
Canopy Tour - Zip Lining
We set off for a new adventure, loving the scenery.
At ten we logged in and settled in the briefing room to read all the signs.
Kimi, Trevor and Bear togged up and ready to go.
Our trail map.
Our group. We boarded a jeep and headed up the hill.
At the top we posed as did Kimi and Trevor.
A little concerning was a grave just behind us, that of Richard Vincent Merryman Barry “who gave his life to the mountains he loved”, Monks Cowl, Jan 29th 1938, aged 22. “I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help”.
Later, I found this picture of Richard who died in a mountaineering accident.
Richard’s mountains as our backdrop, we followed our guides down a steep track.
On we went through the trees.
A chap along the way and a quote from Alice in Wonderland..........
Our first ‘zip’ was a diddy practice one, instructions and .......off.
Such a giggle. I soon got the nickname ‘Batwing’ as my trousers bottoms flapped as I went.
Landing was a giggle. The next run was one of the longest.
Kimi and Trevor flying along.
I made myself as long as possible to go faster. It looks like he took it very seriously.
A group shot before the photographer went down to process our pictures and videos.
A fast run.
Sixty-five metres above the trees and riverbed this one hundred and twenty-five long run was our final run of twelve.
We left the view behind us to take on a steep track up.
At the top stunning scenery.
The truck was a welcome sight after the climb in the heat. On our way down we saw baboons.
After taking our kit off, a snack and farewells to our fellow zip-liners we went off in search of lunch. A vineyard vehicle was big enough to let the following car go under.
The Pig and Plough was a recommendation and it looked like a really nice place.
Rustic and standard water features.
Kimi joyful at her chicken pie choice. Bear had beef. Spectacular pastry. Feeling full we headed off in search of Spioen Kop, a battlefield nearby with name connections to Liverpool FC and many other British football and rugby clubs.
ALL IN ALL ZIPPING - LOVED IT
FANTASTIC FUN, SUCH A BUZZ