I have no personal experience, but the Grand Canyon Skywalk sound like one of the worst rip-offs I've ever heard of. 2009 article, so I hope things have changed for the better.
The article is accurate!
Wife and I did it by a tour plane which drops you off for half a day with meal tickets (fast and convenient and you see Hoover Dam from the air). Half the people who buy tickets for the sky walk chicken out when they first set foot on the glass. Looking over the glass railing is scary enough.
The best value in the whole trip (excepting the plane ride) is the free wild west village and barbeue that goes with the tour fare.
If you really want scary, just walk to the steeply sloped edges for your pictures. A few have slipped in the high winds or rain showers and not lived to regret it
? I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet's wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart's core.
I was thinking of that also I knew the title was something and amazons but never having read the book being more into Mickey Spillane in me sproghood could not think of the first word, so one's googling of seagulls/angels/pirates and amazons proved unproductive.
:rolleyes Anyway I believe the Lake Isle is in Ireland,so one was wrong on a few fronts.
OK, let me take the edits back from my earlier post and give you Piel Island - Peel Island (formerly known as Montague Island or the Gridiron), a.k.a. Cat Island, in the Coniston Water. Same author, same book.
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I seem to recall Wild Cat Island. Peel, I think.
Shame, I was too used to 30c water to swim in that lake. SIL braved it, but then they're frozen solid for 3 months of the year.
The wheel was for the Bluebird. ( you can just see it on the blue ticket.) I said it was obscure. Land speed, then water speed, then Coniston water. Though it is said, Ransome constructed an amalgam of Windermere and Coniston in his descriptions, though the island was well described in general.
Mr D! That's one of me in the year 2190. The Rivetess said 'Wait by the memorial, I'll be back soon.'