Sorry for the delay! Onto the next couple of days of pure and absolute bliss…or as I like to call it, the “adventurous” portion of our trip.
On our 4th day in St. Lucia, we went zip-lining through the rainforest!! If you know me at all, you know I went into this super terrified. I had no idea what to expect. I had only done some version of zip-lining once, at church camp, and it was a huge drop followed by about 5 seconds of time actually riding the line. I don’t like dropping. It’s why I don’t ride roller coasters. Needless to say, I didn’t like it, and I only did it once in the 3 years I went to that camp.
Little did I know, a true zip line is nothing at all like that. There is no huge drop! It’s just a tiny gradual incline, and the ride on the line lasts long enough to enjoy a gorgeous view. Let’s let the photos do the rest of the talking.
We had SO much fun, and can’t wait to do it again someday!
And to give you a better idea of the actual ride, here is a video Justin took during one of his rides! This isn’t the longest or highest line, but it is the best video he got :)
On the 6th day, we relaxed all day, and then went to La Toc for dinner, and ate at a restaurant called Kimonos. It was Hibachi style cooking, and it was by far the best food we ate the entire trip. We highly, highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit!
I couldn’t get a good picture through all the smoke, so you just have to trust that this guy was amazingly entertaining.
On day 7, our most intense adventure took place. During the planning phase of the honeymoon, Justin decided it would be really awesome to “Climb the Pitons”. The website write-up on the excursion did a terrible job of explaining, so we had no idea we were about to embark on a 4 mile hike, straight up a huge mountain. These are the Pitons:
We climbed the bigger one! It took us 2 hours to get to the top, and 1.5 hours to get back down.
Fun Fact: Our guide holds the record for the fastest descent, at 23 minutes!
First checkpoint, 1/2 mile up!
This is the type of path we were hiking on, which often resulted in us climbing over large boulders.
At the top, drenched with sweat and completely exhausted.
But the view was totally worth it!