Paddy, Ready to Tackle Velocity 2 - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

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!

Climber Beastie Gets a Little Bo(U)lder!

Climber Beastie Rocks! J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
Climber Beastie is at it again! Last week I was sent a few pictures of his rock-based fun and games in France over Easter. He was really looking forward to tackling these big boulders at Fontainebleau (a paradise for climbers just 60km outside Paris) and even the slightly soggy weather that day wasn’t going to slow him down!

Ready, set… CLIMB!
Climber Beastie in Fontainebleau - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
…Nearly there!
Climber Beastie goes Bouldering - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
However, scaling these dizzying heights was just training for something far more extreme…
Climber Beastie's Next Challenge - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
…Playtime with Amelie the kitten!
Climber Beastie with his new friend Amelie - J Donaldson/CrawCrafts Beasties
ADRENALINE RUSH!

Who knows where Climber Beastie’s thrillseeking will take him next?

Has anyone else any similiarly exciting weekend plans? Share your dangerous exploits in the comments… Happy Friday, everyone!