Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Zip lines

Zip lines are a popular activity for visitors in Costa Rica.  Every zip line place I have visited uses a double cable system, with one cable suspended from a pulley and a second cable attached to the cable that is suspended between platforms.

It is a thrill to zip between the platforms.  It is not really an activity intended to view the forest canopy, as you are going too fast to focus much on the trees.

Once you start most zip line activities, there is no way down except to complete the series of platforms by zip lining the rest of the way.  Most platforms do not have stairs or ladders to climb up or down.  The only way down is to continue zip lining to the end.

This week we are showing photos of the temples of Siem Reap, Cambodia, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

13 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I love this shot! It really shows what my idea of zip lining must be like.

Artem Tarasov said...

Let's fly!

glenda said...

Whoopie!!!

Sharon said...

Don't I know it!!! I have fond memories of my zip line experience. But, it's off my bucket list now so I don't need to do it again.

Judy said...

I remember when Sharon told me that she did the zip line. I must say, she is braver than me. Nice shot!

Rob Mandy said...

Never tried this, would love doing it!!!

Jack said...

Oh no no no no no no no. I don't even want to look.

Kate said...

Dave, This is a great photo of an exciting, but probably a little frightening activity. I learn so much from you about this area...thanks for the photos and the info.

Fun60 said...

What a great shot. I also tried the zip lining in Costa Rica. it was fantastic but I didn't have the nerve to do the TARZAN JUMP AT THE END!

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, that looks like fun!

Lowell said...

I was doing alright until you said that there was no way down except zipping along. This is a great shot!

JM said...

I did it in Iguazu. Loved it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think it looks so exhilarating Dave, darn.. if only I wasn't such a wuss!

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