When I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, I dream of rappelling down it or climbing up it. When I’m high atop a building, I envision a zipline to whisk me down to the ground. My mind is always focused on the extreme adventure; I feel most at home when my adrenaline is pumping and my heart is racing. I long for the unknown. Being at a place like Cape Enrage in New Brunswick that offers wild adventures is my idea of home.
We started the day today with rappelling and I’d forgotten how comfortable I was in uncomfortable situations.
Standing on the platform with my feet wide and my legs straight, I prepared myself to step off. I was about to rappel 148 feet to the ground and as much as my mind was telling me not to look down, I wanted the added fear of seeing just how far I could fall. I had to do it. I looked. For several seconds, I soaked in the intensity. It’s never that I’m not afraid to do something; it’s that I revel in the fear. Looking added to the fear. It delayed my movements, yet added to the adventure at the same time.
Once over the edge, my uncomfortableness calmed and I thought about how to get it back. I reached another ledge and swung my feet up on the line. Continuing the final 40 feet upside down increased my adrenaline.
The climb back to the rappel included roughly 150 steep stairs, but I had just rappelled down a cliff. I could have run up the stairs with all of the adrenaline pumping through my body.
Each of my rappels was similar but I added an additional element of adventure to each decent. Taking larger leaps, hanging out on the edge, swinging, and spinning upside down kept me excited about every second of the adventure.
I would have been beaming for a week after such an eventful, exciting experience but without even missing a beat, we were geared up for ziplining and the Cape Enrage thrills continued.
Since it’s already 12:35 am, though, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to experience it with me.
Thanks Captured Emotion Images for freeing me of a camera today and getting some sweet action shots.