Saturday, September 19, 2009

5-4-3-2-1...Bungee

We were already wearing our harnesses when we walked out onto the catwalk on the Bloukrans Bridge. We looked down through the metal grates at the lush river valley we would soon jump into. Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bungee jump in the world and we were the first jumpers of the day Clay, J1, and Temple, J2.

As our ankles were being tied together we were both surprisingly calm. I hopped towards the edge. Temple said "I love you" and waved goodbye. "Hang your toes over" was the command. That was the hard part, the rest gravity took care of. The crew then showed me the camera hanging six feet in front of my face and they began counting down from 5. 4-3-2-1- and I jumped as far out as I could. The feelings that followed are difficult to put into words. It was very primal.

6 comments:

foster said...

I can't stop replaying this! I'm so amazed by your courage, I'm so awed by the beauty, the whole idea is mind-blowing! Well done!

Bett Addams Williams said...

Clay your mama is one cool mama! I could only think OMG, what are they going to do next; you don't need to top that one! keep on trucking and come home soon! On the other hand, what's next?

Addie said...

OMG!! I got butterflies just watching this. I can't believe yall did that! Be careful! How could yall watch each other do that? I was nervous and clearly yall are fine!! Love you both-calm down with the totally extreme sports...please

The Moore People said...

FUN! Scary or not at least you can say you have tried it. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would either. I got lowered into a boat when I was done. Sky diving is much more fun!! Love you and miss you!

Ted said...

What an experience!
I saw Clay jump and thought "How Cool",
then I saw Temple and "OMG I can't believe what I'm seeing!"
So I am with Temple- check this off your Bucket List and don't try that again. DAD

Catarina said...

I would never have the guts to do such a thing!
I`m with Addie... I got butterflies just watching this..