Better late than never.. our coasteering exploits for Mike’s stag do – a full day’s adventure in the Welsh sea around Anglesey.
The day kicked off with a 150ft hanging abseil over the biggest sea cave in Wales, where Glyn slipped and ended hanging upside down over the edge, a very scary moment! We landed on the beach below where a Sea Lion had stolen John’s shorts (we all had shorts on outside our wetsuits to help with wear and tear), and after our first jump and short swim to the boat we were whisked off in the boat for lunch at South Stack Lighthouse.
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I’ve been back in the brisk, cold UK for nearly a month now and have been slowly putting some videos together of my travels, you can check them out by going here, more videos to come soon – soundtracks sorted, just need to pull my finger out.
There’s lots going on at the moment, which is keeping me busy and out of trouble, but I’m going to make regular trips to updating my blog, as there’s lots of things still to post and what I’m currently upto.. watch this space.
Day One. I’m setting out on my maiden voyage on Emperor Wings.. it’s a humid, muggy day and I’m perspiring.. this might have something to do with running back to the car to fetch my beer before the boat leaves, whoops!
Within the first hour of the trip, were all perched on the front of the boat as it glides through the sea, listening to Richie give us a talk on diving and snorkeling, of course none of us are taking any notice of him with the two baby hump back whales playing in the water behind.
The Sydney Bridge Climb was a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking us along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, some 134 metres above Sydney Harbour – scary stuff!
We all had to take a breathe test before we could do the climb, and not everyone made it through… tsk, tsk, these young whipper snappers nowadays huh?!
Today I decided to take the ferry to taronga zoo, which is Sydney’s city zoo opened in 1916. Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, Taronga Zoo is home to over 2,600 animals on 21 hectares, making it one of the largest of its kind.
I felt right at home – they nearly didn’t let me leave and attempted to rush me back into the monkey cage!
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the National Park that I met, such a great group of people, in no particular order, Anthony & Charlie (for being my crash test dummy partners on the slopes), Katie (for throwing snowballs), Gavin (for jumping out at me!!), Doug & Jen (for being such a great couple and making everyone feel welcome, plus the delights Doug could cook up), Sammy & Olly (for always keeping my belly full of beer), Nathan (for pointing someone special my way), Laura, Chantal, Liam and anyone else I might of missed – a grand time was had!
Or should that read misadventures? I thought it was high time I did an update and give you some crack of what I’ve been getting up to, tis been a hard life for sure!
On my travels I’ve been slowly updating and tweaking my blog, unfortunately it only shows a small proportion of what I’ve actually been up to, due to a combination of Internet access, bringing my blog up to date and laziness – I mean being so busy of course!