So this was to be the day when we threw ourselves of a very high ledge in the middle of a valley. We had booked a bungy and a swing for an adrenaline fuelled day. We were both a little delicate from the night before but feeling the wind running through your hair as you plummet 134m to the ground is a sure fire way to clear your head! There was a few of us booked on to jump and James was third up. It was nerve wracking enough just getting the cable car across to the platform and seeing the drop but when I watched James jump my heart was in my mouth. On the platform there is a small section of glass floor so I could watch him the whole time. He came up smiling and he was buzzing when he was back on the platform. I had a few more people in front of me so was definitely nervous when it was my turn. You get put in a seat to have your feet tied to the bungy cord, that is essentially a straightened elastic band ball, and you have to shuffle right until your feet are at the edge of the platform. I was gripping the guys arm the whole time and he reassured me he had hold of my harness. When you are up to the edge and on yoru own the guys start the ominous countdown 5-4-3-2-1… you don't have much time to think and I started to bend my knees in preparation for a huge leap of the edge. James told me after that it looked funny as he thought I was going to jump really far out but my body must have thought otherwise and I did a tiny jump off the edge! As soon as I had 'lept' I could feel gravity kicking in with some force. You hurtle to the ground so fast it is tricky to take anything in. We were told beforehand that after you second bounce up you can release your cord so the harness puts you in a more comfortable position. It is pretty hard to count when you have just fallen so fast but I managed to get myself upright and could enjoy the view. It was so exhilarating we both loved it and would do it again, when we've saved enough money. Our buzz wasn't over yet as we had combo'd the day with a bungy swing, the biggest in the world. We decided to have a go tandem style and were a bit cocky, thinking we had done the hard bit with the bungy jump. The guys working on the swing were winding us up the whole time and when he pressed the button to release us we couldn't believe the speed. Adrenaline kicked in again and we were screaming in each other's faces. I wish I could've captured James's face, it was hilarious, I'm sure mine was just as bad!
We got dropped back to QT and we drove back to Wanaka still buzzing. We could hardly sleep so bashed out a whole series of Californication from the DVD place!