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... and swung out.) One of the girls received a lot of grief from Julian, who kept pushing her to the edge then grabbing her and pulling her back up. Just for funsies. Most of the grief I received was for my readiness to do it again and my resignation to my impending demise.
My second jump I did what was called "Gimp boy goes to Hollywood." It was both more and less terrifying than going backwards. With the gimp, first you are awarded a little gimp ...
... and we bought some bubbly yay! Then we climbed tiredly back into Jake's wine tour van and he brought us back to Queenstown. Jake was a brilliant guide and really knowledgable about wines, and he didn't mind answering all our questions :-) It just goes to show it doesn't have to be as stuffy as the French make it (sorry French friends!). Unfortunately drinking during the day doesn't seem to agree with me and I was nursing a little headache in the ...
... but pants would be a good idea under the jumpsuit. Nick spins me in different directions so that I can see different parts of the valley. We freefall for over a minute. It is a great feeling, but you also wonder when are they going to pull the parachute – that ground is coming at me!
Nick pulls the parachute. Admittedly it put a lot of pressure on the leg harnesses around my thighs and subtracted a ...
... off but it was fun and not at all scary. I'm glad I tried it. While we were doing paragliding kids and Shilpa had a lunch of pizza there. When we finished our flight, we walked back to the gondola base, went up and ordered pizza for three of us. Took the kids... V, I and DJ to the "Nzone sky diving centre" where they decided to jump from 15,000 ft. ( Crazy) . They had a briefing and we followed there bus to the base. They prepared ...
We reported for the Dolphin Encounter early in the morning to try on wet suits, then boarded our boat. It took about 3/4 on an hour to find the dolphins. Then we finished putting on all our gear and slid into the choppy sea one by one. With my sore arm I asked for a floating jacket which was a big mistake. I couldn't sink into the water to swim. Nonetheless I headed toward the Dolphins and soon found myself surrounded by three of them. But ...