Well, he did, and the parachute jump went fabulously, despite a few postponements due to weather, but done now, and from 15,000 feet, the highest you can jump from in Australia. tee hee
T'was glorious blue skies over Coffs Harbour beaches, enough clouds to see the different layers in the sky. The first cloud that day sat at around 5000 feet and apparently that's where we open the chute after a minute and a half of freefall. At 15,000 it's one degree Celsius outside but into 20 degrees by the time you free fall to the warm air in a minutes time :)
Did you know you fall at 200 kilometres per hour through the clouds before your chute opens?
OMG - this is so going in a book
I can see how parachuting can become addictive. Bizarrely, I wasn't scared at any moment, though 7 people cramped on each other's laps for 25 mins was interesting, but the excitement of what was to come saved you from worrying about that.
By the time my feet were hanging out of the plane and saw the thin air - it was too late! Thank you , Lawrence, for looking after me, having a great sense of humour as well as awesome photography skills with your GoPro, and being such a great chute buddy.
I haven't watched the video (only piece of electrical equipment I didn't bring glamping with me) but I think I whooped the first ten thousand feet until the parachute opened.
Very amusing debacle when I wrote 'woo hoo' on my hands and put it the wrong way round, so it said, 'Hoo woo,' - that had us in stitches.
'Tis done. I am now ensconced in my caravan at Hat Head and Ian is having some deserved peace and quiet at the farm. Stewart and Rory put my caravan on site and assembled the annex and shifted fridges and I have more electrical appliances than you can poke a stick at. The G&T's were memorable last night. (The ice maker is very cool)
So all is very good, the sun is shining today and I will be doing some kayaking, have already been for a swim in the ocean prior to the sun coming over the rise - and even planning on doing some writing.
So I do hope everyone else is enjoying post Chrissy, relaxation and the lead up to a new fabulous 2014.
Just thought I'd share the Australian holidays with you - 28th January 2013 which has been very memorable for me.
PS When I can read the disks will put up some photos from the jump.
PSS The other piccie is Jade and I with bubbles after the jump.