Bungee jumping is awesome. Yes it really is. I was lucky enough to experience this in 2005 on the Frequency Festival when I was jumping off a tower into a music listening crowd of 40.000. The two very intense things about Bungee are the moment when you overcome your fear and leave the platform and the aftermath when your body has to deal with that overproduced amounts of adrenalin, and it starts to sinking it what you just have done. The process of bouncing up and down while hanging on a rope made out of some kind of rubber is rather unspectacular compared to the moments before and after.
Well, 2005 has been 6 years ago and it would have been overdue to renew this experience, although I had no intentions at all to participate in bungee jumping down in Queenstown, even when this place is famous for bungee. I think it was even invented down here.
But Anki and Sarah were planning to jump today so I decided to come with them. Originally, I just wanted to come and take pictures of the whole event, but since you have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to come as a spectator, I decided to jump, too. Therefore I got best of both worlds. I was able to take pictures and I even got a jump. Well, and an empty wallet, cause it is really overpriced in my opinion. Whatever, I am young and why not taking this opportunity. Besides, you don’t really want to look like a chicken, when the girls are doing a jump and you aren’t?
And what a jump indeed. The Nevis Bluff Bungee Jump is one of the highest jumps in the world with a falling distance over 134 meters. That is quite impressive, I’d say.
The conditions were more than perfect. It was a warm and sunny autumn day, no clouds at all. Perfect. So let’s stop the talking and do the walking. Pictures!
This was an freaking awesome thing to do. Thanks girls for convincing me to come with you. Thumbs up.
See more pictures in the Flickr Picture Set: Bungee Jumping Queenstown April 2011
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