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|The much-tamer Canopy Ride|
friends have done it – and they have Facebook and Instagram pictures to prove
overcame their fear of height and they insisted I should, too.
for someone who failed to learn how to bike because of her fear to fall ( in a city where learning to bike at Burnham Park is sort of a childhood
badge), zooming on a zip line is
absolutely not for me.
was forced to go zip lining and I conquered
my fear in the process (but I got to admit that would be the first and last
time – unless I get forced again).
couple of years ago, my friends wanted to check out this new resort which is
nestled at the foot of the Cordillera mountains and offered adventure packages
like ziplining, rappelling, wall climbing, and rides on the rocky riverside on
an ATV or buggy.
am not one of the most adventurous persons you may know and yup, you are right,
I don’t have plans to go for an adventure.
I just wanted to lay back and do some swimming in their two pools and
read a book in one of the nipa huts surrounding the pool.
got it all planned, right?
can have their adventure. I can keep up
with my reading.
my surprise when I found out there is no way I can reach the swimming pool
except through the first zipline! (and backing out is absolutely, totally
impossible because we drove their for around an hour – and I did not bring my
is a zip line anyway? A zip line is a
rope or a cable with some sort of gadget or harness that is inclined and would “zip” you from a high point (in the resort’s case – a tower) to a lower point (in the
resort’s case again – the swimming pool).
you are with old friends, you go through a “teenager-all-over-again” phase in
which case you feel the intense need to prove that you are not chickening out
and can out-do them.
I closed my eyes and jumped and prayed that my weight won’t get me stuck in the
middle and screamed.
was a big bird!
I was down in the swimming pool with the feeling that I could take on the
world. I was ready to buy zip line kits!
I can fly!
I found out you can reach the swimming pool through a hanging bridge…
hey, I conquered my fear and proved that I still have a tiny spark of my teen
before you go zip lining crazy, make sure you are fit. Don’t go wearing loose shoes, by the way and if you sort of get dizzy or nauseous, close your eyes
for a little while. Opening your eyes
and enjoying the view and the exhilaration will make you get rid of your fear
though. And take all the safety
precautions. Zip lines are generally safe,
but make sure they really are.