Canyoning is incredible.
For those that don’t know, canyoning is basically hiking up a mountain then instead of hiking back down, you abseil, climb, jump, swim and slid your way down waterfalls, rivers and pools of water to get to the bottom.
We went just outside of Lake Bled with Canyoning Bob who was amazing! We were also very lucky as it was just us and one other guy so we didn’t have much time waiting for anyone else (nor was there much time for me to think about what Scott had convinced me to do!)
We started our climb feeling mildly ridiculous, I was hiking in a bikini, wetsuit and helmet! Then after a very short introduction into what to do – we got started.
It was such an unbelievable experience and surprisingly (for me at least!) we both loved it! The water was freezing! Like incredibly cold because it comes from the caves, but it’s also so clear it almost looks shallow in all the pictures. (I promise it was really deep!)
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and the fact that I found it way easier to jump than rely on ropes to help me down. But I think that was mainly as you could see right to the bottom, which I found made it easier to jump into because you knew what was there!
The grand finale was crazy. I jumped from a 6m high waterfall whereas Scott jumped out over one that was 10m high! Pretty amazing!
To get back to the car, we got to float down the river where both of us, filled with adrenaline and giddy from our adventure, could not stop talking about it!
It was a pretty perfect way to finish our adventure in Slovenia and we cannot wait to go canyoning again – despite my incredibly sore legs the next day!
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That will make the ‘rides’ at theme parks a bit blah. x
Haha nature’s own theme park really!
Hey Dotti. I get the bikini and wet suit look and the dorky helmets but what is on your feet in the second last photo! Love your inquisitive Dad
Haha we were given wetsuit socks (which were just very weird! – especially when you pull them off at the end and heaps of water that comes out!) and then very old runners to wear. Felt extremely weird to jump into water wearing running shoes!
well that just looks amazing! your bravery blows me away Eilis! and as always, great pics Scott! loving your blog xx
It was pretty incredible Col and had to take a few deep breaths to work myself up to doing it but it was brilliant!