Last Saturday was the day my grandson reached his teens!! So he and a friend went Zorbing (they were "harnessed" but now rather like the idea of water!!!) to celebrate this landmark event. What was amazingly spectacular was the venue - on the top of Devil's Dyke in West Sussex. What is even more amazing is that, given the time I spend in that county, I've never been to the top of Devil's Dyke before.
The Zorb is a gigantic inflatable pvc ball standing about three metres in height, which contains another smaller ball that is suspended into position by thousand nylon strands of varying colours. You can choose between a harness (strapped in) or hydro (sloshing about in water) Zorb experience and both are fantastically good fun.
Despite the bitterly cold northerly wind (hard to imagine in today's heat!), the views had me routed to the spot.
We walked off along the top until we came to the site of Zorbing!
J's friend was the first on board and then J (following instructions) took a run up and, literally, dived through the small aperture to get into the Zorb!
It was all over so quickly but the shouts from the boys indicated they were having a fantastic time - I was green just watching!
Finally we walked back up to the top and look down on where we had been.
OK - after a walk back uphill to the car we had an ice cream; the boys having recovered their balance and stomachs by now ;)
and then off into Brighton. The boys had a burger then off to the cinema. My daughter and I went and had a leisurely lunch at Brighton Marina and then wandered around the shops and art galleries until it was time to meet the lads.
It was a great day and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. Happy Birthday again J :D