Today, my second in command and I undertook perilous activities. First, there was a trip to the blue hole, an impressive string of small-ish falls, with deep pools.
There were four jumps, with an optional fifth.
Everyone did the first three, we managed the fourth too, but abstained from the last one in view of the ridiculous height.
I lost my glasses on the third jump, which was itself scarily high for a man with a fear of heights.
No, of course I wasn’t wearing them. They were in a secure place (my back pocket).
A diver was available for a reasonable price and, unbelievably, he found my glasses thirty-odd feet below. So all ended well and I don’t need to wear sunglasses until our return home.
Then, a little while later, wearing my glasses, I scaled a near vertical waterfall. OK, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but I’m getting on a bit and I’d also lost my asthma inhaler in the aforementioned leap of death.
We thoroughly enjoyed the climb up Konoko Falls, and the earlier plunges. However, since there was so much water, we have no pictures.
Not that I’d have been able to see to take any when it mattered. Still don’t know how I managed that fourth jump while almost blind.
Addendum: I should have mentioned my second in command’s spider powers. I was astonished to see her nimbly swinging legs up to reach ambitious footholds, at one point climbing almost horizontally.
A true spider woman. Probably inspired by the huge creatures dangling over our heads.