One fine morning in August me, Mum, Auntie Dawn and Mark set off at 6.30 am from Perth to get to Aberfoyle; a place none of us had ever heard of.
A few wrong turns and nearly hitting a deer on the road later, Aberfoyle turned out to be a spectacularly breathtaking gateway to the Trossachs.
We were greeted by the friendly Go Ape staff and were given a thorough briefing on what to do and where not to go wrong.
The key phrase to remember was "red likes trees", meaning to always clip the red carabiner to the red wire around the trees. This ensured that we would not plummet to the ground. Sound advice, if you ask me ;-)
When asked if there were any questions, I asked if it was okay to get my mob out whilst in action to take shots and the guy replied "aye, just dinnae drop it like ken?".
So with that good advice in mind, I set out to document the trials and tribulations of our most bodacious journey through the trees of Aberfoyle.
It was great fun! So if you are thinking of going ape.. I say DO IT! and do it now :-D
Also, skip to 09:48 when you get bored to catch the longest zip wire in the UK!
(p.s. you get wood chip in your pants if you don't land on your feet, .. it's just a fact of life :-p)
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