Betlog the Brave
Cagayan de Oro Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
January 2nd, 2008 – by: Isabetlog
As I arrived and scouted the area, the first thing that greeted me was a shrill "I want to do again! Again, again, again!" I turned around to see that the source of the voice was coming from a little 7 year old who had just jumped off the concrete landing after doing the zip line. Okaaaay. Little Braveheart there just just sealed the deal for me.
It was a three-part bridge and inasmuch as I looked forward to reaching every platform, the worst part for me was actually walking up to them. Those parts were much shakier and you could hear every creak with each movement.
Miraculously, I conquered the suspension bridge without a hitch. It was now time for the zip line. The usual thoughts invaded my head. What if the thing snapped? What if my skinny ass slipped off the harness? What if a gorilla pounced on me from nowhere...? I wanted to back out last minute, but that would only mean having to go back the same route I got there, all 123 meters of knee-knocking fear. Yeah, sure. Left with not much of a choice, I got hooked up and was ready to go. 14 seconds I was told, and I knew it would probably be the longest 14 seconds of my life. But as soon as the guy pushed me off into the wild, I glided past the trees and before I knew it, I was approaching the landing - and a concrete wall! That sure was some joke of a stopper. I wonder if anyone's smacked into it like a fly. But thankfully there were people to catch you to prevent the very thing from happening and I landed in one piece, unscathed by the experience. And if it weren't for the bloody suspension bridge, I'd do it over and over again!
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