Jumpin’ jumpin’

This is definitely a post for my 30 x 365 series – you may remember that I was planning on spending my third week down under diving and lounging on the beach. A few days before I was set to head to the Great Barrier Reef, I checked the weather and it was horrific – storms all day, every day – so I decided to re-route my trip to Byron Bay and the Gold Coast (where the weather was still sunny and warm).

But I wasn’t going to give up on my thrill seeking – so instead of diving under the sea (cue Little Mermaid music), I thought I would try another kind of diving… sky diving! The team at SkyDive Australia were amazing and I can’t recommend them enough.

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Break of dawn, with my tall Irish tandem (after I asked him how many times a day he does this…. he said about 8…. so I signed the consent form)

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Gremlins in a plane

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Head back – hold on tight

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14,000 feet

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Windswept doesn’t begin to cover it

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Swan dive

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Insanity

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Look at that coastline

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Free fallin’

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Clear skies – blue waters 

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We could see all the way up to Surfer’s Paradise which is at least 100km

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I squealed a lot

 

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Lovin’ the view

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I will do this again.

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Going in for landing

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We made it

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These pictures turned out so well – captured the hilarity and the excitement

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Post landing selfie (anime face) – it was St Paddy’s day, so the luck of the Irish was with us.

I was completely overwhelmed by the whole experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. For those of you who are lucky enough to know me in the real world, there is a video up on my Facebook.

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