Sunday, March 20, 2011


For Christmas Amber and Ashley bought us a voucher to go abseiling. They knew we were taking every opportunity to do something adventurous so they researched and found something fun for us to do and we finally went today.

It’s been a rainy weekend so we didn’t know if it was still on but we called and it was still a go. We showed up, got our helmet, harness and glove and headed up to the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. On the walk up we talked to the only other participant swapping stories about Spreets vouchers including the Storey Bridge climb, kayaking and other various offers. We met our instructor at the top and she showed us how to put on our equipment and what we would need to do. The other participant went first since she had more experience than us, easy to do since this was our first time.

After we watched her disappear over the edge and she walked back up to the cliff, it was my turn. I don’t like leaning back and trusting the harness but I backed up to the edged determined to make it. On the first step I put too much weight on one side and swung around banging my leg on the rock. That was enough for me to climb back up and plant my feet on the ground. I watched Greg tie in and get going really quick.

He came back up to the cliff really quick with a smile on his face. I watched the other girl go one more time then I gave it another go. This time was no easier getting over the edge and I was about to give up again when I finally felt relaxed and confident enough to make it work. One step at a time, I made it down the rock and made it safely to the bottom. Once was enough for me but I watched Greg repel one more time from the bottom of the cliff. Overall, we had a great time! Thanks again girls!