123 jump...........

Trip Start May 21, 2007
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thursday was the day we had been waiting for (well I had been, Lynz not so much)! It was D-day. I had talked about it for the past month and what started as a joke actually turned into an ambition. Because of the weather, we didn't know if it was going to happen. When we woke up, the first thing we did was check for clouds-the sky was cloudy but there were still some blue patches which filled me with hope and Lynz with dread and a dozen more trips to the toilet. We were being picked up at 920am and while we were getting ready, everytime we hjeard the phone, we thought it was to cancel everything. However at 920 on the dot the bus pulled up to take us to our destination. So where were we off to? What had caused my so much anticipation, yet caused Lynz to want to scratch her eyes out? We were on our way to jump out of a plane a 12000ft over lake Taupo-45secs of freefalling at over 200km per hour followed by a nice relaxing parachute ride to the ground. Yes we were going to skydive, how very exciting!!

After arriving at the place, everything happened so fast that we didn't have time to be nervous. After putting on the rather fetching all on one suit, we were introduced to the professional skydivers who we were to be strapped to. Of course the very first question we asked them was how many jumps they had done. It's reassuring when they say over 2000!We were the first jump of the day and because of the weather, it was the first jump for a week. It was absolutely amazing freefalling through the air and we were adrenaline fuelled for the rest of the day! We caught it all on dvd so I never think we'll tire of watching it! Ended up going out for dinner with a few of the skydivers, which was a nice way to end the day.

Tomorrow we move from Rotorua to Waitomo, our final stop before heading back to Auckland on Monday for the night and then flying back. The last days will be spent soaking up as much sun and heat as we can before heading back to freezing temperatures!
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