|This isn't actually me, I just love the silhouette against the sunset colour!|
We were taken over to the practice swing first - a normal trapeze bar, suspended about 7ft of the ground with a crash mat below it (initially it was hard to know whether to be reassured or intimidated by the presence of the mat) - and were taken through the motions of getting our legs onto the trapeze swing, letting go with our hands, and then doing the reverse.
|It all seems so easy with a little help!|
|What HAVE I let myself in for?|
A couple more attempts later, I was no closer to being able to achieve the desired athletic prowess, but was nonetheless enjoying the adrenalin of speeding through the air. Whilst I don't believe that trapezing is a viable alternative career move for me, should the journalism dream not work out, I can sleep easy knowing that I have explored this avenue to its full potential.
|I doubt I will ever look anything like this elegant again in my life!|