Storms River, South Africa
Trip Start Jun 23, 2008
30Trip End Sep 08, 2008
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I was still calm on the morning of the bungee jump and continued to feel very relaxed about it as we were fitted with our harnesses. The sheer height of the bridge only became apparent once we began the walk along the "catwalk", the caged walkway beneath the bridge that would bring us out to the jump site. Pumping house music boomed out of the speakers and I was the second of two jumpers that morning. Once my turn came and the final connections were made, checked and double-checked, I began to feel nervous for the first time. However I had come this far and if I could get over the following twenty seconds, there would literally be no turning back. As my toes crept slightly over the edge, I looked down to see the river below barely resembling a trickle.
A 5-4-3-2-1 count was give to me and I jumped out straight away, not wanting to wait a moment longer. The first two seconds elapsed in complete silence before my screams of happiness fuelled by the incredible buzz began to echo around the valley. The overall fall was 7 seconds long before the bungee cord was fully stretched and the first of several recoils continued to bring me up and down until I finally settled mid-way between the bridge and the valley below
The Bazbus was due to collect me from the jumpsite shortly afterwards for the last time for the long drive along the Garden Route to Cape Town, passing through towns such as Plettenburg Bay, Mossel Bay, George, and Hermanus. I would have liked to stop in a couple of these towns but also wanted to spend a week in Cape Town so decided that I would have to head straight to Cape Town.