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Capilano Cliff Walk

March 13th, 2012 (01:37 am)

Last time I went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, it was snowing! This time, it was cold, but dry, and they had a new attraction, the scary Cliff Walk. (Scary to other people, that is, because I'm stupidly unafraid of heights).





First, here's the bridge itself:



It's very wobbly, and people like to make it bounce up and down, so -- in view of my knee problems -- I decided it was safest to shuffle across, like an old lady :-(

But before that, I took the Cliff Walk.

Twice ;-)



It's very narrow:





And curves out over the gorge:



It's quite a climb back up to the top of the cliff:



The path back to the start has been landscaped like a salmon run, with these lovely little sculptures, inspired by First Nations' art:



When I emailed that photo to my brother, he said, "Why don't people steal them?"

A bit further on, there's a bench:



And when you look down at it from above:



If you're one of the elite band of people who've read my LOTR stories, you'll know what I mean when I say that this (with the addition of a bit of Elven wood carving) is where they're set:









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Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)

The bridge wouldn't be bad, because you can't see the ground unless you actually lean over the side, so you'd just have to keep your eyes fixed ahead of you!

Posted by: Artemis' Chew Toy (tattooedraven)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Bale: GG lol

omg.... I don't know if I could walk out on that bridge in your second picture. 0___0'

After that, it doesn't look toooo bad. :D

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)

Once you're across, the boardwalk is mostly on the ground. There's also a treetop walk, across little bridges slung between the trees, but my camera ran out of space before I could photograph that :-(

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Autumn

I was just thinking Eryn Carantaur....

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)

I know... One day, I'm going to live in a tree house.

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Smaug

Some of those structures must surely count as flets!

(I'm not sure I'd be as brave as you, I am with Sam on trying to walk like a spider!)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)

Some of those structures must surely count as flets!

That's my thinking.

I'm with Sam to the extent of not having an elf's agility :-)

Posted by: Maz (thismaz)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)

That is wonderful. What a fantastic place.
I love the idea of the river bench.

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