Just thought i would add a few bits onto what James mentioned in his blog! I'll start with the skydive!
I have never been so scared in all my life, it was the most terrifying thing i have ever done in my life ( and dont think i will do it again!) I'm so glad i did it though, it was an experience I can tell u that! when i woke up on that Thursday morning i felt so sick, James was his usual chirpy self, not a nerve insight! I was so miffed that i was the only one crapping myself! lol! His nerves didnt really kick in until we were getting the gear on to go! Men! i swear it was all bravado! Sitting in the bus waiting to get to the airfield was awful, i thought i was gonna chuck up for sure! James just kept smiling! Then when we were led out into the plane and i was last on a realisation came over me that this meant i was to be first out of the plane! Argh! As u will all see in the DVD i have my eyes shut as this point thinking what the hell am i doing here! I tried to keep myself calm, breathing deeply, smiling for the camera etc counting down until that red, amber and green light came on to signal to go! When Bob the**** (my instructor who i was tied to, he was an d*** ) opened the door and told me to put my legs out, i took one last look at James and my stomach was in knots! then as soon as i could think we were out the plane, my left shoe had come off and i couldn't breathe! Bob the**** told me to scream to control my breathing (those who know me know i have no trouble with that!) Freefalling is scary, i thought i might pass out at one point as i found it hard to breathe but before i knew it the parachute was up and i could enjoy it (although the parachute was cutting into my underarms and crotch severely) then we landed shortly followed by James! I was really shaky afterwards, i've got bruises and am shoeless! but at least i can say I DID IT!
I will keep this bit short! Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef was the most amazing thing i have ever done ever! We had the best time and i would do that over and over! I now want to do a dive so will kepp u posted! xxxxxx