Not in a Million Years -

Would you catch me doing this.

She's on the brink, ready to rappel down the side of the cliff.

She’s on the brink, ready to rappel down the side of the cliff.

A short half hour drive from home is the quaint town of Elora, a typical tourist town in Southern Ontario boasting boutiques selling all kinds of upscale kitsch, unique eating spots and lovely old homes, beautifully maintained.

Eerie sculptures decorate the buildings in anticipation of Halloween.

Eerie sculptures decorate the buildings in anticipation of Halloween.

They even climb the wall.

They even climb the wall.

Sculpted Jack-O-Lantern

Sculpted Jack-O-Lantern

Visitors flock to the town on warm autumn weekends to enjoy the last few days of Indian summer. It is perched on the edge of the Elora Gorge; a beautiful natural area  where the Grand River races between 22 meter cliffs. That’s about 72 feet.

 

stairway down to the water looks steep.

Stairway down to the water looks steep.

River at the bottom of the gorge. Not too deep.

River at the bottom of the gorge. Not too deep.

Bridge over the gorge

Bridge over the gorge

There are plenty of hiking trails, well fenced off for safety, kayaking and canoeing the rapids is a popular sport here and, for a price, you can even enjoy the thrill of zip lining across or rappelling down the cliff.

Ready to go.

Ready to go.

Off he goes.

Off he goes.

 

Just hanging around.

Just hanging around.

This was a father daughter team. Now she gets ready.

This was a father daughter team. Now she gets ready.

One last safety check.

One last safety check.

 

Doesn't this look like fun?

Doesn’t this look like fun?

A wet landing.

A wet landing.

Ride's over' going home wet.

Ride’s over going home wet.

Not my idea of fun but they were lined up for a chance to try this sport. Much better to stand at the top and take pictures and then go into town for ice cream or tea and scones. Sounds much more civilized.

Boscoe and I are on our way for ice cream.

Boscoe and I are on our way for ice cream. Too much excitement for us.

 

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