One of my biggest fears is heights. I got it in my head years ago that I wanted to go ziplining. Why? I don’t know, challenge the fear maybe? I think mostly I wanted to see the rainforest from a really unique perspective. I was pretty freaked out before we went for obvious reasons, the height, spiders falling on me as I flew through the rainforest… you know, the usual. I did conquer my fear and despite them forcing me to go first (never admit you’re nervous, just sit there and look like you can’t wait to do it. Trust me.), I did try “Jungle Surfing” as they call it in Australia. They tell you to go ahead and just “scoot off the platform”, yeah, right. Just scoot off, 19m above the rainforest floor… try not to think about the enormous Golden Orb Weaver spiders you know live here, because one lives at the Jungle Surfing Headquarters… Overall it was great, a beautiful view, a personal life event checkmark, and I’m so glad I did it!
“Scooting” off the edge.
This was the size of a dinner plate. A DINNER PLATE!!!