Beautiful views from the whole hike. We had to stop a few times just to catch our breath but well worth the light headiness......till we got to the first peak! OMG I though I was going to die!!! It was the tiniest rope I had ever seen. My fat butt should not be hanging on to that and trusting it not to break, let alone it was a vertical rock clime. I AM NOT A ROCK CLIMBER! I did make it half way up (after a couple minutes of coaching) the first peak. Shaking the whole entire time I was inching my way up. What made it worse is that there were people waiting to go up or back down and I was in there way, so I felt that I was being rushed to hurry up. I told Mike to go on without me, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't feel my toes and my heart beat was in my face. Of course he would never leave me alone so after a few minutes of me trying to get down the half that I already climbed up we made it to a safe place. The other couple went on. I was jealous that they were going to have amazing pictures and I am such a chicken. Mike and I made our way back down the mountain and as we were walking back to the car, the other couple caught up to us and said that the other peaks were absolutely crazy and they turned around not wanting to die also. ("Intermediate" was such a lie)
Thinking about it now I really think I could have done it if there weren't so many people waiting on me. I just needed to take my time and not feel like everyone's eyes were on me,
Today... We headed to the North Shore to look at a new toy. Mike had been searching Craigslist for 2 ATV's now that he decided not to get a motorcycle. Well... he bought mine, and is in search for his still. We don't have a house, or a garage or any of our belongings but.. yes.. we do have a four wheeler. (this is the right order...right?) Anyways, I know they will be a lot of fun. They will definitely get a lot of use out of them.
After that... we stopped and had a few drinks, walked around the North Shore Marketplace and looked in a few shops. (cute place but very crowded) I had packed our bathing suits just in case which was a good thing. We changed and headed over to a kayak rental. We went down a river that was so peaceful and beautiful. Turtles the size of a trucks tire. Being our first kayak adventure, I'm a little disappointing that I didn't have a waterproof camera with me. I wish I would have been able to have memories of it. We will definitely be searching Craigslist for this toy too.(kayak)