Hi! My name is Georgie and I’ve recently turned nine years old.
For my birthday, I went ziplining high in the Constantia Nek mountains with some of my friends and family. I had never ziplined before and I felt nervous, like I had butterflies in my stomach.
When we arrived we put on safety harnesses and helmets and we met our two guides, who made us feel more comfortable. They were fun, kind and very calm. And they kept reassuring us that we could do it.
The guides drove us to the top of the mountain, in a Range Rover, to where the zipline began. This was the first one out of seven ziplines that we did!
Trees, Flowers, Mountains
Standing on the first platform, I looked around and I saw lots of trees, beautiful flowers, lots of mountains, and deep ditches that we would soon zipline over. I felt nervous, and really excited. It looked a lot higher and longer than I had thought it would be.
My best friend and I, and our guide, were third in line. He hooked us onto the zipline, we lifted our legs up, and we held on tight. He pushed us off the platform.
As we were flying through the mountains I could feel the wind on my face, I could hear the noise of the zipline, and I could also hear my friend screaming in my ear, “Woohooooo!”
When we arrived on the other side, my heart was pounding very fast, and I thought to myself that I couldn’t believe I had just done that.
We hiked a little bit to the next zipline platform. It wasn’t a long hike, but it felt really long because we were wearing heavy zipline harnesses. We did the long ziplines with our guide, but on the shorter ziplines we went individually.
I felt nervous about going alone, and was worried I wouldn’t
make it to the other side without the extra weight of my bestie and my guide. But I did make it to the other side, with no problem
I felt very proud of myself for going alone, on a zipline, so high up in the mountain. We did seven ziplines in total, but the last one really stood out for me because it was the longest one of all, and the most fun.
At the end of all the ziplines, I was tired from hiking, and my body felt sensitive from wearing the zipline harness for so long. We had been up in the mountains for almost two hours. Even though I felt tired, I still had a lot of energy from all the excitement, and I didn’t want it to end.
I Can Do Anything!
This experience taught me that I am very brave, because I conquered a fear of mine. I was scared to zipline so high up in the mountain, and I did it. I felt so happy afterwards. If I can do that, I can do anything.