The four of us had great fun - apparently there should have been another couple in our group but the lady took one look at the stationary machine and refused to even try it. Her partner had booked the tour without telling her and she just wasn't 'game'. All the more fun for us!!
We had a practice/training session and then the tour itself was about 40 minutes. We're now thinking about doing a longer Segway tour which will involve even more 'off-road' bumpy terrain and will involve travelling alongside an expanse of water - what an incentive not to fall off!
If anybody hasn't seen a Segway before - the best way I can describe one is to call it a motorised two wheeled scooter. It reaches speeds of 12.5mph (which seems pretty fast when you are on board) and is extremely manouverable and responsive to shifts in bodyweight.
'Look no hands' - getting a little over-confident during the training session!
Taking a breather after a bit of a 'burn up' along the tarmac path. Leeds Castle is just visible through the trees on the skyline
The weather was very kind to us for the morning. It was warm enough to enjoy lunch on the covered terrace at a little fish restaurant in a nearby village. We then went back to Leeds Castle to walk around the grounds and aviary and to see the falconry display which they provided every afternoon. Unfortunately, it started to rain quite heavily as the display was due to start so the performance was curtailed quite severely. Managed to get a few photos but nothing spectacular! We'll definitely go back to have 'another go' though.
Here are a couple of parrot-in-flight photos - the camera lens got rain splashed so didn't help matters
There are some beautiful birds in the Castle Aviary and lots of exotic birds in the grounds (including an albino peacock) These African cranes were very protective of their 'little one'. Isn't it amazing that the little brown fluffy thing will grow up to be an exotic African Crane - quite the 'ugly duckling' story