Life is sweet! Still buzzing and smiling from doing our skydive, and reckon we will be til we come home! We were pretty unsure wether to do it or not as the money is pretty poor and we were both pretty scared, but you only live once hey! After 3 restless nights sleep today was the day! We hung around the hangar for a while, got suited up and met our instructor and then were loaded into the plane like paras in the war. Going up was pretty sketchy and the nerves kept growing as our altitude grew. When we got to 12,000ft, becky was first up, hanging over the edge of the plane she looked petrified, and so she should as i saw her just fall out of the plane in a summersault at 200 mph, my instructor quickly moved us into place and then f**k, out we went! for the first couple of seconds we spun upside down and i was seriously "heart in mouth", then they balance you out and i just started screaming joy and this was soooo much fun, the views, the speed and the camera man giving you high-5's 12000ft up, it was just insane. We free fell for 45 seonds and then the shute opened up and we continued decent at quite a speed still, getting dizzy being spun around in circles. When we came into land it was grins all round and then straight down the pub! This truly was so amazing, and we got a sick DVD of it all to show you when we get home!
So thats enough skydiving...what else we been up to? Well, our surfari on the south island was pretty poor - we tried but failed pretty much. We got a few waves on the west coast on some beachies near Westport where there were seals and supposedly great white sharks. But it rained alot and the surf was poo, so we went to the Abel Tazman National park which is a really beautiful park on the north of the south island near Nelson. Driest park on NZ apparently! well it rained! but that didnt stop us taking a day trip, we went kayaking for 12 k's then dropped off the kayaks and hiked back 9k's. It was still really pretty. The next day we caught the ferry back to the north island and headed satright to New plymouth area, where we had a week long of surf in the overhead range, with offshores and all day sun. Only problem was was that the NZ national surfing champs was on, so some spots were crowded, but we had some good waves at the back beach, and a left hand point called kumera patch. We also met up with Claire, who we met in england through our friend Emma who lives in perranporth - we didnt know she was here, so that was cool and we hung aroung with them for a while which was really nice. Theres also been a Comet coming into sight every night on the clear orange skies, so thats been cool watching that. We were going to head off to the east coast today after the skydive, but we are still so stoked that i dont think we are capable of driving, so will bake our brown bodies a little more and swim in the lake before heading east tomoz for hopefuly some more waves!