MEL AND ZOE ON THE MOVE
Sorry i haven't updated in a while, getting a bit lazy. Ok we found somewhere to fix our windscreen, well replace it actually; the hire company quoted us $350 but we managed to get a quote from a small town auto glass man for $260, still expensive but saved ourselves a bit. We couldnt have it fixed till 8am the next day so we did wot we always do.........parked illegally on a beach! We had our windscreen fitted early the next morning, it turned out to be well nice weather so we returned to the beach and did nothing but lay in the sun all day........BAD MISTAKE!! didnt realise the sun was so strong and i burnt the backs of my legs so i couldnt move the next day. Zoe had to drive us all the way to Rotorua, which is the town that smells of rotton eggs. Seriously it is awful, especillay when you acidentally park in the government gardens........on a pile of sulphur! we had a look round the town, booked a skydive in Taupo, and realised, we should really have known, it was St. Patricks day so we bought a green t-shirt each- the only ones we could find were age 10 and 12 boys, but they were cheap enough! Now all we needed was a shower and powerpoint so we could do pur hair, so we used the facilities of a hostel in town then returned to our van, wrote you some postcards, had a few beers and went out on the piss! I didnt realise Zoe liked Guiness, neither did she, but it seemed to go down ok with a few pints of local 'wine'. The next day we got up and drove to Lake Taupo about 80km away and drove straight to the airfield to watch the skydivers. THIS WOULD BE US TOMORROW!! We found somewhere to use the net to email everyone abt the dive and then returned to a spot by the lake near the airfield, watched the sun go down and had a couple of beers, i was a bit nervous abt jumping out of a plane at 12000ft, zoe didnt seem all that bothered! Our skydive was at 1200 we had to be there at 1100, so we expected a full briefing etc, however to our suprise this isnt really the way they do things. Firstly you haver to sign a disclosure, secondly they put you in a jump suit, then the guy ur jumping with introduces himself, tells you to hold ur harness when you jump out, put ur legs up and when he taps ur shoulder to put your arms up; that is it, that is all the briefing you get!!!!!! MAD! We got a free ground dvd included in the price so some guy was filming us getting ready, and filmed us getting into the packed plane. Fortunately for us some guy who was jumping with us paid the extra $150 to have himself filmed jumping out so we have footage of us in the plane and his jump. In the plane it took about 20mins to get upto 12000ft , at about 8000ft the guy, mine a Swede called Patrick, straps you on to his harness, and before you know it you get told to sit on the edge and he jumps out with you attached! Seriously it is such a wicked feeling falling out of the plane, you flip upside down then upright again, and you fall for 45 seconds and reach a terminal velocity of 200km/hr. Amazing. After our skydive we headed up to Auckland and looked for somewhere to stay overnight, we chose a small town north of the city, there wasa a nice little private beach with really nice water so we stayed for a couple of nights.