Me, You… And Velocity 2!

Well hello there, Beastie friends! It’s lucky you’re here… After the emotional highs and lows of last week’s post, Paddy and Plunkett are squeezing in one more adventure in Wales before heading for home. And where are they today, I wonder?
The Lake at Velocity 2 - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesLooks nice and peaceful, doesn’t it? But just as Plunkett is unwrapping his sandwiches in preparation for a nice quiet lunch in the countryside…
WHOOOOOOOOSH! What’s that?
It's Velocity 2! H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesLooks like the boys might have stumbled upon the home of Velocity 2 – the fastest zipline in the world!

So Paddy drags Plunkett off to the Zip World visitor centre to find out more…
Paddy and Plunkett at Velocity 2 - H Crawford/ CrawCrafts BeastiesPlunkett is happy to pose with the sign, even though he is secretly dreaming of getting back to his picnic. But Paddy is hungry for adventure… And his curiosity leads him deeper into the building.

Luckily, the Wall of Stats will tell him everything he wants to know about this high-speed glide over a former slate quarry!

Velocity 2 Stats - H Crawford/ CrawCrafts Beasties
“Top speed 118 miles an hour? Woweeeeee!”

As you probably guessed, Paddy can’t get up there quickly enough. Leaving Plunkett trailing in his wake, he runs back to the summit as quickly as his little short legs will carry him.

“Velocity 2, here I come!”

There he is now, ready to go.Paddy, Ready to Tackle Velocity 2 - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesLater, Paddy rejoins Plunkett at the bottom of the quarry. Plunkett has had a lovely afternoon of munching cheese and pickle sandwiches and watching the humans hurtling down the zipline. And he’s very interested to get a Paddy’s-eye view!

“How was it, then? I didn’t see you come down, but they go so quickly…”

Paddy mumbles something.

“Hmmm? What’s that?”
“They wouldn’t let me go on it.”

Oh no! Poor Paddy! It turns out that there’s a 4ft minimum height limit. But, as usual, Plunkett knows exactly how to make things better. A little bit of digital wizardry later, and…
Paddy on the Zipline - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

“Now, smile while I take your picture here…”
Paddy Flew Velocity 2! H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesWell, that’s all the proof I need. Well done, Paddy! Although I really don’t know how your next adventure will ever compete with this one…

The boys will be back in a few weeks – but there’s a new Beastie for you to meet next Tuesday, so be sure to join us then!

20 thoughts on “Me, You… And Velocity 2!

    1. It’s probably for the best… I reckon he’d still be there scrounging free goes otherwise! πŸ˜‚ Cheers for dropping in, Hannah!

  1. Oh, the wonders of digital wizardry! I should have known that Paddy wouldn’t have been stumped by a little height regulation. This looks like a fantastic use for an abandoned quarry – 118 miles an hour? That would blow your wig off! It would be fun though….

    1. Hahaha! I’m sure not. πŸ˜‚ And Plunkett is happy you enjoyed his digital stylings! Cheers for swinging by, Simon!

    1. You’d rather go backwards?! πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, my sources tell me it’s quite good fun! If you’re up for it, Paddy would like to tag along…

        1. Hahaha! You’re on… Paddy says you can scream as loudly as you want, since his ears are always full of stuffing anyway. πŸ˜†

    1. Isn’t he just? Nothing fazes our Paddy! 😁 Thanks for joining him on his high-speed adventure, Mariss!

    1. Ha! Yes, I think the boys were lucky not to have any near misses with lost lunches when they were hanging out here πŸ˜†

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