Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bungee Jumping in New Zealand

In New Zealand in 2007, I bungee jumped from a wobbly cable car suspended 478 feet above a river. The bungee companies claim you fall at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. I was too busy yelling for my mommy to measure the velocity. (In the video at end of blog, you can hear me scream.)

In the stirrups about to be trussed up like a Christmas pig.

The view I didn't see because my eyes were shut.

Side view: I'm the little blue thing at the end of the cord, to the left. I've fallen about halfway. The cord will completely taught at the end of the jump.

A video of the jump.

If this kind of thing interests you -- actually, you should try it at least once -- here's more information:

- A piece I wrote describing in too much detail what it's like to bungee jump.
The piece describes a slightly higher jump I did in South Africa and includes links to Web sites for bungee jumping around the world and river boarding (white water rafting on a boogie board) in New Zealand.