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... for the few seconds before I was thrust out - these guys must have a seriously hard time finding any form of excitement in their lives outside of their day jobs! I was cursorily asked whether or not I was ready, to which the response from the instructor, regardless of my answer, was to hurl us out into oblivion. While the rest of the 65 second freefall (so I was told; I wasn't counting!) was a blur of emotions, I will never forget the first few seconds as we hurtled out of the plane ...
... the speed) and white water rafting was something Tash had always wanted to do.
The town center itself was buzzing with active (adrenalin junky looking) tourists and had a ski resort feel to it, with various shops, bars and restaurants. We were just shocked to see so many people, however we were in the adventure capital of the world and the vibe was just superb. We both immediately fell in love with the place and were on ...
This morning I woke up and looked outside my window from my apartment is was the most unbelievable view I have ever seen I couldn't wait to go out site seeing. Once I had finished my breakfast I got my bag and camera and started to walk out the door of my apartment. Today I went walking around Queenstown and visiting Queenstown’s ...
And I'm still afraid of heights.
I didn't blog yesterday so we need to do a bit of back-tracking.
A little history on this trip. The whole thing is Emmabat's fault. :-D When she posted the video of the Nevis Swing to my FB wall a few month's back with a caption saying I *had* to try it, I decided she was very smart and totally right. And as usual, once I get a travel idea, not much time passes before I put it into action. ...
... examine the specs. It's a 109m high platform. You DROP in free-fall for 60m before you even start to swing. That's three seconds of dropping. As the reassuring French git said, "You vill drop for three seconds. If you drop for longer, somesing vent wrong but you von't have much time to sink about it." Like I said; git. You then swing OUT for 200m at a speed of around 150km/hr. Just for comparison's sake, the Millennium Force rollercoaster at Cedar ...