Trip Start Jan 20, 2007
45Trip End May 06, 2007
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I could hardly sleep as amongst all the crazy adventurous things I wanted to do, I had promised my mum I would not do a bungy jump. No way. I didnt even want to do one
Then finally my go. Ummm can I back out now?! Feet strapped in and harnessed up they pull me to my feet (I'm suprised I'm still able to stand) and you kind of waddle awkwardly to the edge. Oh f***. A 134 metre drop awaits me. I made the mistake of peeking down and I think that is probably THE most terrifying moment in my life. I faintly remember not being able to let go of the mans arm! With my toes hanging slightly over the edge they start the countdown. 5..4..3..2..1..Bungy!! Yay, except I hadnt moved. I was frozen to the spot! After a brief pep talk from the staff and lots of cheering from the smug guys who had already been, I took some deep breaths, screamed and slapped myself a bit yelling 'Come on!' I was ready (maybe, I think?!)
So another countdown. 5..4..3..2..1..BUNGY!!! I took a massive leap headfirst into nothing. The loud music and cheering in the pod died off and there was just perfect silence and peace
However when I tugged the cord, nothing happened. Hmmm. So I tried again and again tugging on the cord but it seemed to be stuck. Sooooo I was pulled up feet first, flapping about like a fish on the end of a line. I was then ceremoniously dumped on the floor of the pod, extremely elated at being alive and having conquered the big bungy!
While in Queenstown we also did some luging with some of the guys from the bus. So got a gondola upto the top of the mountain with fantastic views overlooking Queenstown and the huge lake and mountains, and you're then basically in a little cart and zip down the tarmac track. So we did this a few times having races and you get some pretty good speed. We then went again the next day with Chris, Pringle and Chubb who we had met up with again here, but the racing got pretty crazy and competitive. It resulted in Chris being stretchered to hospital. He took a bend too fast and skidded off the track, catapulted into a fence. We all thought it was quite funny until he didnt move. Anyway he basically broke 2 ribs and had a fractured vertebrate. Ouch. After a few days in hospital he was released and continued his travels, just on a lot of painkillers and not able to move very much.
We also visited 'Fergburger' which is quite famous here. Its basically a burger bar but does a massive range with different breads, fillings etc and they are all HUGE!