Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Slackline


Fugue got us a slackline as a thank you gift for the season. It's been great. After one frustrating session of trying to get it set up, (stupid knots) I think I've figured it out and now can set it up pretty quickly.

We're setting it up in the pasture, using the wedding tree and one of the nearby chestnuts. It's hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for it. Last night, I set it up in the afternoon and Opal, Lucie and I played on it for a while. Lucie figured out how to put one foot in front of the other and Opal was content to bounce up and down and then jump off. Finally, Lucie got grumpy and we went in. After the girls were all asleep, Mizu and I made a traveler and went back down. We took turns on the slackline until well after dark. The moon was three-quarters and the frogs and birds were fighting to see who could be louder.

We're still waiting for the big break-through. No one can do better than 5 staggering steps.

Here's Helen:
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And Opal:
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