Work crew day out

A bit of a different blog today. This time I have dedicated this one to the things close to Plymouth that don't necessarily relate to the university itself, but are great fun to partake in and can be gotten too quite easily! 

One of the great points of Plymouth is the fact that it is only a stone throws away from beautiful rural areas which offer lots of great outdoor activities. All the while, getting stunning views, such as this one! 

Sorry for the Potato quality! Taken somewhere out near the moors.

Sorry for the Potato quality! Taken somewhere out near the moors.

While I was on a crew day out with my place of work, I got too take part in a lot of activities that I might not have been able to experience if I was in one of the more urban centres of the UK. The first is 'Tree Surfing' which is essentially an obstacle course through the trees. This isn't just bridges, but includes jumps, ziplines, net climbing, tightrope like walkways, rope swings etc. All the while being as much as 60 feet off of the ground. I won't lie, it's a pretty terrifying experience shuffling slowly across thin wires that high up, safety gear or not!

Another activity was simply called the 'leap of faith'. It's pretty much what it sounded like, climb to the top, jump off the platform, hope your safety equipment passed the checks. While terrifying again, it's quite the adrenaline rush to allow yourself to plummet towards the ground at high speed. Maybe I should skydive?

The leap of faith

The leap of faith

Third was the 'Zipline'. Nothing scary about this one, high up, really long and as it turns out, I can get some speed on it.

Finally, was the Archery. Nothing makes you happier than hitting the target roughly in the centre with all your arrows on the first try. But then, as I found out, nothing gets rid of that happiness faster than missing the target with every single one the next round. 

It was a really fun day out which hopefully I can experience more of before the end of my time in Plymouth.