Monday, January 15, 2007

Everybody should do a bungy jump

I did a bungy jump last Friday from the Auckland harbour bridge. It's a 40m jump from under the bridge.

You don't really have time to comprehend what's going on when you jump/fall (one guy said "there is no up or down"), but once you start to bounce back up everything starts to slow down and you start to take everything in.

After 3 bounces, you can release your ankles and remain suspended by the harness at your waist while they drop another cable to winch you back up.

I think that I will have to do this again sometime soon.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas & New Year

Originally uploaded by paulhurley76.

Had a christmas party in the hostel on christmas eve, and went to mission bay beach for a christmas day picnic.

We decided that we couldn't spend new years in Auckland, so packed the bags and headed to Paihia in the Bay of Islands about 200 Km north. The weather was excellent, and the fireworks were even better.