Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Zooming on the Flying Fox.
It was fun going on the flying fox because it was fast. The flying fox made us zoom down the hill. At the start stepping down from the box is really scary. They have hollowed out some of the ground at the start so that you won't hit it. It can make you feel a little bit car sick. You have to be put in a harness because it is too long and too steep to hold on. If you hold onto the wire part you could burn your hands so you had to remember to hold onto the plastic. At the end of the flying fox there are two tyres and two people to catch you. Luce's dad and Tana's Granddad had to wear gloves. The tyres had holes in each side for the wire to go through. Luckily no-one fell off the flying fox. Some people hit the tyres and were flung backwards. When you finished your ride you had to walk it back up the hill by holding the guide rope. We think it must be one of the longest flying foxes EVER! Most of us had a try. Some people didn't want to go at first, but then everyone had a turn (except for Yawden).