Bungy jumping is one of those activities that has always been high on my list of things that I wanted to do in life. So many people have experienced and enjoyed it and I was given the pleasure of a present from a special someone (thank-you) to do a bungy jump off the worlds first harbour bridge Bungy Jump in Auckland, New Zealand. It was awesome!!
A group of about 10 other ‘jumpers’, a handful of spectators and I walked the 10minute bridge climb from the entrance of the bridge and then up to the top which stands at about 43metres high. I was embracing the views which overlook the city and then the fear started to dawn on me a bit more as I got closer and then climbed up into the ‘jump pod’ as they call it that I was actually in the here and now and would shortly be jumping! I looked around and started to see the similar fear on everyones faces and the jump order was read out which goes by the heaviest person first so I was to be jumping about the 4th in line.
My name was called up and I sat in the chair (see picture) to have the harnesses put around my ankles and measured so that my head would dip into the water! I had a bit of banter with the instructor as he told me that this harness looked particularly rusty and he was not sure! With the music blaring I then stepped out towards the edge and stood on the platform, did the mandatory look at all the cameras and smile and pretend you are not scared at all and then I bit the bullet and dive jumped off!
The free fall feeling is amazing as you see the water rapidly coming towards you in a few seconds and then before you know it…SPLASH! your head dips under and out and after 3 bounces you pull the cord on your ankle to allow you to go into a sitting position and then I was hauled back up to the ‘jump pod’. I was then back 43 metres high still pumped from the experience and back with all the other jumpers and spectators!
Overall it was a massive adrenalin rush that I would recommend anyone to do! Get out there and embrace this experience! You will not regret it! (http://www.bungy.co.nz/auckland-bridge)
I have always talked about creating a bucketlist of the things I want to do in life and places I want to visit. I have watched the film with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and heard other people talking about boxes to tick on their life list.
I then decided on the 6th of June 2011 that I was going to write one there and then, I stayed in one night and it took me 6 hours or so to think up and scroll though things that I want to do in my life. I chose to only put down things I have not done so far and this year I am going to tick at least 15 of them and report on each experience!
I came up with the following list which I have laminated on my wall so I get to look at it every morning and help me to work towards each one. I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to write one for yourself! (No.48)
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