Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Camping for my birthday at Riggs Farm

I had a really cool time camping at riggs farm:


I included the link because the guy who was running the show was really cool he made space for us to stay short notice and lent us spare pegs and help me turn on our electricity when it was our equipment that was playing up. So this site is recommended by me, just as probably with all camping make sure you take insect repellent I'm still covered from head to toe in insect bites.

We went to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay and the weather was ace. It rained really heavily on the last night and I was so worried about packing up a wet tent and having to get it out again to dry but by the time I woke the sun had dried everything completely and that relief was probably the highlight of the holiday. Other good points were:
  • playing boggle
  • playing with Jennifers hero
  • Jums
  • BBQing esp the chicken

Alton towers

I recently went to alton towers with Dave, Pretti, Matt (who paid for me to go as a birthday present - Thanks Matt and James who was hilarious all day worried about all the rides. He curled up into a ball on nemesis and screwed his eyes up he really hated it and I was like oh no he's having a pants time but it was all ok once we convinced him the rides were fun not to stress people out.

It was rainy which sucked but we did go on every big ride twice! So it was ace! Most more than twice.The only downer was my neck and shoulders hurt for ages due to going on rita 5 times in a row and being literally squashed by my friend Matt's immense mass overflowing into my space/seat half the time he's not really fat but he works out lots and thus has massive shoulders I thought my harness wasn't going to come down on ripsaw I was genuinely scared.

So it was a great time the highlight was the pirate area with the cannons! You could literally soak everyone on the ride using them so check that out if your going soon. I would like to end by showing my respect for a coaster I was so saddened to learn had been demolished...

Bye bye corkscrew, my first upside down roller-coaster.


First Installed 1980 Opening Date 4th April 1980 Location Ug Land Cost £1.25 million Manufacturer Vekoma Designer Arrow Dynamics Weight 350 tonnes Track Length 728 metres Height Of Drop 23 metres Maximum Speed 44 mph (70 km/h) Maximum G Force 3.1 G Ride Duration Approx. 1 minute, 45 seconds Capacity 24 per train Throughput 43,449,840 people Total Cycles 1,810,410 Distance Travelled 1,317,978.48 Kilometres/ 818,953.31 Miles Seating Arrangement 2 trains, 6 cars per train, 2 row per car, 2 seats per row Restraint Type Shoulder restraints Height Restriction 1.2 metres