|Here he is in Toga looking very 'Regal'|
|Caroline also looking good|
|Not so sure about Gran Pauline though|
Later in the day we took them to Redpoint climbing centre in Birmingham where owner Phil had arranged for them to do some self abseiling (with a safety rope just to be careful!). After a couple of hours climbing various routes up to grade 5, we joined up with Phil and instructors, who took them up to the top and showed them what to do. Here's some photos of Charles's abseils (unfortunately we didn't get any of Caroline, but she did it as well!):
|Charles on his way down|
|View from the top|
We finished the visit with lunch on a narrowboat on one of Birmingham's canals:
On Friday, before we took them back we again went to Red Point Climbing Centre again (at their request) and they climbed more routes. Jackie and I led a route which went up and across a bridge, so they could go up on a rope onto a climb that was very exciting. The top part on the bridge was about 10m up and over a void, the abseil back down being into complete open space. We think they enjoyed it!
A great few days!