Sunday Drive and Sky Dive
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Annoyingly, just as they got Mikey all dressed up in his jumpsuit, lifejacket(!?) and harness and introduced him to his jump buddy, the sky clouded over and we had a tense 1/2hr wait
Anyway, eventually the sky cleared again and I hugged Mikey goodbye as they headed to the plane. It was then a tense 20 minute wait for the landing. Looking up, the plane looked tiny. When he came into view and I could see the parachute had worked, I felt much better and he actually landed very smoothly. Apart from being very jittery and bemused, he seemed ok!
After the early morning tension, the rest of the day was extremely relaxed. We decided to head straight back to Mt Manganui and enjoy the beach there. It is a very chilled out campsite and good fun watching the surfers, despite the apparent lack of surf. There are some real campsite cling-ons here however. These are people who hang around the camp kitchen and talk. They just talk and they generally talk rubbish. It has been hard here to avoid them but locking ourselves away in the car for another cinema session (this time complete with popcorn) seemed to keep them well at arms length. So much for traveling the world and interacting with locals!
Miles Cycled: 0 – Hired a car!