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?
Looks 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?
Looks 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…
Plunkett 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!
“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.Later, 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…
“Now, smile while I take your picture here…”
Well, 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!