This morning started around 8am, which is pretty late for me, so I was pleased! The hostel I’m staying at includes breakfast so I headed downstars to eat up. I was less than impressed with the offerings, but oh well. It got the job done. I have to say, one thing I’m looking forward to when I go home is getting back on a “regular” food schedule. I’ve missed my health morning meals and not carbs all the time!
Anyway, after getting organized I headed out in persuit of an adventure! I headed to a nearby park to do a high ropes course and zip lining! Now I’m pretty afraid of heights, but I try really hard to not let it get in the way of me having fun. This one was really pushing it, though. I was by myself, and this was going to be a REALLY difficult thing for me to do.
And guess what? I had SO MUCH FUN! I’m really, really proud of myself for going, and also knowing my limits. I started with a brief and helpful introduction to the course, and I’m happy I got there early. There weren’t a lot of peope there yet so I could take my time learning the system and getting comfortable. I started with the two lower courses, then moved on to the higher courses – up to 20 meters from the ground! There were HUGE zip lines – definately my favorite! Some of them were really, really long – I counted up to 12 seconds in my head during one of them. That’s a REALLY long rope that you’re staring at on a really high platform before you make the leap. There were eight courses in total, and I ended up going on 6 of them. I didn’t go on the really advanced ones – I was having a lot of fun and still really felt like I was challenging myself, so didn’t feel like I needed to force myself onto the more difficult ones. Plus, I was plenty tired from those courses! I did each of them quite a few times; in total I was there for almost 4 hours! I really loved that they gave you the instructions and then set you free – I appreciated being able to go at my own pace and repeat the courses as I wanted. I’m so proud of myself, and had SUCH a fun time doing this!
Buket list: zip lining in the Swiss apls – CHECK!
After that exhilerating morning I walked back to the hostel, and picked up a few groceries for the next few days along the way. Then I headed back out to rent a bike and take a nice ride on the lake. Again, I’m so glad I did! The weather was looking overcast, and even started raining for about 10 minutes there, but I persevered and enjoyed amazing views of the lake. I stopped quite a few times to take pictures because it was just too beautiful! Plus, I had a chocolate bar stashed in my bag 🙂 The water here is the most beautiful emerald color and just so clear and amazing. I rode right along the lake for about two hours, so the road was nice a flat, and very quiet! I did hang out with a few goats and cows for a while, though. They were wearing bells! It was so pituresque!
Finally, I headed back to the hostel to make some dinner and give my quads a rest. I think I’ll be sore tomorrow from all of the adventures today, but this was such a satisfying day! I really had a blast.