On Roatan, an island off Honduras, we did the Canopy Adventure, a zipline adventure right through the tree canopy.
A bus ride along the winding, potholed roads on the southwest edge of the island took us up to the start of our adventure in Gumbalimba Park. We were first outfitted with our safety harnesses and hardware, a helmet, and gloves. Then we were instructed what to do: sit in the harness, cross your legs, left hand in front holding onto the straps, right hand in back on the cable, serving as a brake. Then off we went, ziplining through the trees.
People have asked me whether it was scary, being suspended on cables so high above the forest floor. I have to say it wasn't scary at all. But I have to admit I didn't look around or down much while zipping along; I was concentrating on being able to brake at the end.
It was a first-ever experience for both Lois and I, and we enjoyed it a lot. I just wish it had lasted longer (we probably ziplined for about 45 minutes.) After leaving Gumbalimba Park, we were shuttled to spend the rest of the day lounging on the beautiful Tabyana Beach.