Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tree Top Walk, MacRitchie Reservoir
Every Sunday B, little R and I try to go on a family outing. (We schedule this because B is very busy, and I think it's important for us to spend time together doing something fun and out of the normal routine.)
This Sunday we went to MacRitchie Reservoir Park. The main attraction of the park is the Tree Top Walk, which is a free-standing suspension bridge 25 meters above the rainforest floor. Apparently it cost more than $2 million to construct. It took us about three hours of continuous rather strenuous hiking to reach the Walk, but it was worth it! The view was amazing.
The rainforest is so dense that when you're hiking in it, your visibility is reduced to a few feet. Getting an opportunity to see it as the animals and birds do let me appreciate its lushness and fecundity so much better.
Unfortunately, after we'd admired the view and taken photos, we had to hike home. I was so tired by the end that it was an effort just to put one foot in front of the other. (Poor B had to haul 20 pounds of fat baby the whole way, so he was pretty tired too.) It was definitely a good workout, and a good reminder that I need to get more exercise!