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November 17th 2006
Published: November 17th 2006
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Whilst in Taupo we were feeling rather adventurous and took advantage of the best place to skydive in NZ as the views are spectacular.

We planned on doing the jump from 12,000 feet and not buy any of the photos or dvd, but we were soon convinced that 15,000 feet was the way to go as the freefall was longer and of course we had to have photographic evidence!! Well worth it.

The most intense rush of our lives! Clay was Mr. Cool Cucumber, until we hit about 13,000 feet....then it him too! So scary approaching that door and just falling out of it. The freefall was the most amazing/petrifying experience. Once you realize that you probably aren't going to die you look around and enjoy the view. As soon as the chute was pulled I wanted to do it again, and we hadn't even landed yet! We will have to show everyone the dvd upon our return...it's hilarious! Recomend everyone do this at least once in your life.

The next day we decided to go mountain biking to Huka Falls. Didn't know we were siging up for a full on mountain bike trail along some deadly slopes...so
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From 15,000 ft over Lake Taupo
each day we seem to do an acitivity slightly more dangerous than the last. We are flirting with all kinds of trouble and having a great time!


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Falling very fast over Lake Taupo
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Failing at the instructions received prior to jump...legs to be tucked under, oops
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Sheer terror
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15,000 ft is pretty high!
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Now we're having a good time


17th November 2006

How Cool!
Looks like you guys are having the adventure of a lifetime! Even though I'm in Dublin I'm oh-so-totally envious! Enjoy the rest of your trip!!!!

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