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Ever since we visited the Great Canadian Bungee Jump site last summer following a hike in the Gatineau region, I have had a hankering to try the zipline ride.

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There’s no way I would even consider bungee jumping. Just walking out on the platform would terrify me! But I thought the zipline, or Ripride as they call it, would be cool. The bungee jump and Ripride are set in a mined-out quarry that is now filled with strikingly aqua-blue water. There is a tall tower and platform for the bungee jump, while the Ripride starts from a platform to the right of the bungee jump.

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The Ripride is a 1015 ft. cable slide. It starts 200 ft. above the water and the cable carries you out over the water. A landing platform where you dismount is set in the middle of the little lake.

With the end of summer on the horizon, Seabrooke and I decided we had to make the trip out to Gatineau soon, and this Wednesday we finally made it! Seabrooke kindly recorded these photos of my ride.

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The scariest part of the ride was the anticipation. The ride itself is fun, an exhilarating rush. Seabrooke and I thought we might go back next year, but if we don’t make it, we’re satisfied that we have met the challenge.

A special thank you to Seabrooke for indulging my whim to try the ride and being my partner in adventure! We finished up the day with supper in Wakefield, the little town just north of the Great Canadian Bungee Jump. It was a fun day.

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