Ziplining in the Caribbean

I’ll admit: I was scared. Feet above the ground, a harness and metal rope was the only thing holding me up. But I took the plunge and, while on my July vacation, I went zipling in the Caribbean.

I had no idea what zipling was until this summer. I heard about it through my roommate. Turns out we have a mutual friend in West Virginia that gives guided zip-lining tours. Being the adventurous one, the roommate said we had to give it a try when we went to St. Martin. For those of you not versed in zipling (like me, back in June), it consists of a pulley suspended on a cable that enables a person to propel from tree to tree (see roommate above ground below).

Zipling has become a popular vacation activity. Nestled away in the woods of St. Martin, the roommate, her sister and I found ourselves at Pic Paradis, stepping up to pay $50 to “go flying.” It was some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Going into it, I tried to act cool. But don’t let my gangster-style pose fool you. I was entirely worried about my safety.

There was no reason to be. The tour was guided by a young man named “Mojo” who had been living on the island for more than eight years. His name was accurate; he knew what he was doing. Mojo led us from tree to tree, poking fun as I struggled on the rope course. I had no idea the challenge that would be involved, and I found myself breaking a sweat during our entire 1.5 hour-long tour. Thankfully, we were surrounded by goodness.

So think about this. You’re in the middle of a beautiful island, surrounded by nature, with two of your closest friends. They ask you to go flying. You say…

yes. a million times over, yes.

and be thankful for your experience to soar.

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3 Comments on “Ziplining in the Caribbean”

  1. Cathy
    July 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I am truly impressed. I think I could do it also – maybe with some meds in me…. :)

  2. haya
    August 16, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    awesome!!! i want to do this so badly, though i imagine there would be not an insignificant amount of fear of heights that i’d have to conquer first.

    yes is such a powerful word, especially when it leads to flying through trees.

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