Friday, November 16, 2012

November 12th – Segway Adventure in Antigua

I was really excited today to be joining the ship's Segway tour, to explore the island on this amazing piece of technology. As we got our briefing I was getting increasingly nervous that I wouldn't be able to get it working and would steer myself off a cliff. And, when we started, it immediately felt alien and awkward, as I jerked back and forwards, trying to find an equilibrium.

Then, all of a sudden it clicked. It quickly felt entirely natural as we whizzed around, leaning into the turns like a skier, and after 10 minutes we were able to get out onto the roads and start to explore the island. The top speed is apparently 12 mph, but as we were beginners we rarely got over about 5 mph, but it was excellent fun, weaving around the potholes, and off-roading next to the beach.

I'm going to have to buy a segway.