Sunday, 17 July 2011

Ok I have left it too long again before I blog! However its always more interesting to blog when you have something good to say....Am I right?

On Friday 15th July 2011 I completed my first tandem skydive! Boy, was that a life changing experience.

Here the picture speaks a thousand words. As a lot of people have said it is a wonderful experience. I cant stop going on and on about it. My instructor Alf was an amazing guy who was very helpful and explained all the things I needed to know every step of the way. I was not nervous about doing it and that is something else I can not explain. Its something Ive always wanted to do ( A sort of bucket list ) My first date was cancelled due to bad weather and I think it made me even more determind on my next available date. freefall is something that can not really be explained until you have experienced it first hand. I found it very hard to get any proper breath. Maybe it was because you are in body over load and I panicked during those 30 seconds of freefall. But as the parachute opened and we seemed to be yanked back up the instructor said "Welcome to my office" and I thought what a wonderful thing to be able to say.

Its something Id love to take up as a hobby. You can really get hooked on the adrenalin rush. I think thats what must have happened to me because in the couple of days after I felt really down. You feel you just want to walk down the street and shout "Ive just done a skydive from 12000 feet up in the clouds!!"

This picture is me by the way. My instructor was called Alf Batchelor and I completed the skydive @ Hinton Skydiving Centre. What a wonderful crowd they were and Im forever grateful for that fabulous day. Thanks guys

Anyway I hope that if you have read this it gives you the push (Dodgy expression!) to actually try it. Its a bit of a love it or hate it sport.

Personally I loved every minute of it. Its all over so fast but doing it really makes you feel proud of yourself that you have accomplished something very special.