Picture this: I’m standing at the pinnacle of a mountain in Northern Wales, 500 feet above flood stage, wearing a baggy purple jumpsuit and a couple of snazzy welder’s goggles. My hair is whipping into my face, forcing me to continuously spit it out of my mouth regardless of sporting a helmet. Sexy, it is not. Ahead of me is the outstanding view over Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, mountains of shale that stagger all the way down to a rolling green panorama stretching out to the ocean.
A turquoise lake punctuates the gray quarry like an exquisite, blue full forestall. But in place of being awe-struck on the wonders of nature, I’m hoping I’m no longer approximately to plunge to my dying — due to the fact I’m hanging helplessly from a cord approximately to be pushed head-first across the quarry at over 100 miles per hour for over a mile.
This is Velocity 2 at ZipWorld, the fastest zipline in the global and I’ve agreed to take my life into my own arms and move flying via the Welsh air like a few types of human torpedo As I take off over the rugged Welsh landscape, the wind howls in my ears, just about dealing with to drown out my screaming.
But no matter being a mile lengthy, it takes simply one minute to get again on safe ground, heart racing, palms shaking, and asking if I have some other pass. This isn’t always exactly how I pictured my day going. I’ve been ferried throughout the Irish sea with the perfect parents from Stena Line, who teamed up with Visit Wales and Adventure Tours UK to bring a group for us over to the Welsh geographical region for three days of exploration.
Having most effective been to Wales as soon as earlier than, my expectancies had been no longer that excessive (a preceding journey to Holyhead once I become eleven turned into and revel in that haunts me to at the moment following an unlucky come across that noticed a waiter slide throughout deck in a puddle of vomit expelled from my sea-sick belly, gross, I understand).
Thankfully, this time spherical, the ferry crossing is not simply smooth, however pure luxurious, because the Stena Adventurer workforce destroys us with a beautiful breakfast and cups of peppermint tea as we take inside the breathtaking sea perspectives the crossing between Dublin and Holyhead.
Once we are back on dry land, we’ve approximately ten mins to shake off our sea legs before being whipped away to hop on any other boat. This time, it’s a powerboat, which takes us on a wild experience down the Menai Straits, which separate the island of Anglesey from mainland Wales. Brothers Christian and Charles Harris from RibRide.Co.The United Kingdom is our skippers for the day, on occasion taking a wreck from their 60kmph antics on the water with testimonies approximately Anglesey and her heritage and particular landscape.