Saturday, December 13, 2003

Zorbing (2 of 2)

The idea is to walk/run down the hill -- to remain standing in your wet zorb as it goes down the hill.  You get a free T-shirt if you accomplish this (something only a handful of people who aren't zorb staff have done).  My zorb experience is pretty standard -- I get about two or three steps in, then I'm down, sliding around the inside of the zorb as it bounces down the hill.  I can't recall exactly how it happened, but during my brief ride, I slid down front first, back first, forwards, backwards, and sideways.  At the bottom, they ask you to leave the zorb feet-first.  I come out soggy (although not as soggy as the day before) and smiling.

The nice men at the Zorb place held my camera and snapped a few pics.  I've been updating the journal while waiting to see if my film developed, or if it got killed by the x-ray machine at Nadi.  I picked up the film, and all the pictures came out.

The zorb guys took a shot of me coming out of the zorb -- since you leave feet first, it's basically a close-up of my legs and shorts.  Let's just say the photo convinced me I made the right decision panties-wise.  :)

And that, dear readers, is pretty much it.  In about a half hour, I catch a shuttle for my flight back to Auckland, where I meet up with my suitcase and repack it -- and very early tomorrow morning I'm off to L.A., via Melbourne.  I'll be back Monday morning.  Damn, this has been fun.

1 comment:

andreakingme said...

This was fun reading, too. You should have heard me laughing.

I kept waiting to read the part about it being a bad choice to wear only the t-shirt, though. Heh, heh, heh.