Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Honeymoon Day 3: Ziplining

 Day Three: On the third day Travis and I were up very early to catch a ride for our Extreme Adventure Canopy Tour with Selvatica.  We arrived, checked in and took a very random picture with some parrots and then had our instructions on how to zipline properly. Then it was time to hit the lines! At first I was a little nervous about everything. Would I be able to stop? What if I don't know what I am doing? But as soon as we hit the first zipline, it was all fun and games. We had such a blast, I did not want it to end. 

Read to go!

Maybe a little nervous 

Our awesome and random parrot picture

Clearly loving it

 Such a pro

Thumbs up for T

Swing activity

     After the ziplines we went into the jungle for another activity. This time they asked for volunteers to climb up a platform (about 40 to 50 feet) and hook in, jump, and swing. I tried to get Travis to volunteer, but he was too chicken (just teasing) so I went up. Of course I was last one, so they decided to face turn me backwards. So I am jumping off this platform, backwards free falling and I can't see a thing! I may have yelled a few funny sayings, but I cant remember. It was a little scary, but nothing was going to prepare me for what was coming next.

We piled into old amy vehicles and drove about 15 minutes into the jungle to a cenote for some swimming, cliff jumping and ziplining. The definition from wikipedia of a cenote is, "a deep natural pit or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath." Ok, doesn't that just sound a bit freaky to you? Granted they look beautiful, but the word sinkhole scares the living beejesus out of me. One of my greatest fears is water. Not swimming or the water itself, but the thought of what is under me that I can't see. Not to mention, my second greatest fear is seaweed. Ugh, just the thought sends shivers through me. So needless to say, this 'sinkhole' terrifies me.

So we get to the cenote and everyone is jumping and ziplining in! And to top it all off there are 6 and 8 years old doing it. Ok, now I feel like a loser. Of course the guides see that I have not been in yet and they peer pressure me to zipline in. I make Travis jump in the water before me so he can be down there for moral support. After a ton of pressure from the entire group I finally did it, against my will however. All in all it was a fantastic day full of adventure and laughs. I am so proud of myself for jumping in and overcoming a fear of mine!

This should make snorkeling in a few days interesting.

 Travis jumping the cliff

 At the cenote

Enjoying authentic fajitas after a fun day


  1. We went ziplining on our honeymoon too! Looks like you had an amazing time!

  2. Thank you so much Alana! It was indeed a blast and I wish I could go back and do it again.

  3. Ziplining looks like awesome honeymoon times! Good for you guys!


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