walking through town, sky tower in the background
They actually have a bungy jump off the sky tower, but it's more like floating than falling, and to be honest it's just a little too high for me (180 meters!).
We eventually arrived at our destination and got all geared up!
Then we were off to walk the bridge. It was a pretty long walk, about halfway across the bridge, into this little pod. It was shielded from the wind, which was awesome and people could relax without thinking they were going to be thrown off into the water.
They informed us that the order we would jump in (there was about 10 jumpers), was pre-determined based on weight. Matt was lucky enough to go first! Or unlucky, however you choose to see it. haha. They sat him down and started to gear him up.
And then it was time to jump!
Post jump happiness:
Matt seemed like he had a really good time. And the cord didn't break and he got back into the pod safely. I had confidence I would make it out just fine too. Soon enough, it was my turn. Eek. I thought I would be a lot less nervous since we did this the day before, but unfortunately that was not the case. I think I might have been more nervous, especially once they attached the cord to my feet and I felt that pull. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to jump off, voluntarily.
nervously looking out at the water
1.....2.....3....Bungy!!!YAY I did it! Again!! I must admit, it is wayyyy harder to go by yourself. I also immediately closed my eyes and had to convince myself to open them back up so I could see the city. After swinging back and forth a bit I pulled the cord and they pulled me back into the pod. It was really fun and I am so glad we did it, again. When I finally got unhooked I realized I was shaking from all the adrenaline. Good times.
we did it! yay!
checking out the view
After lunch we still had a few hours to kill and didn't want to head back to the ship just yet, so we did a little bar hopping. We started at a place called Shakespeare, which wasn't as crowded as we had hoped. We checked out our guide book for recommendations and headed over to a back alley bar called BR. It had original rock walls and restored floors, so cool! It had a really great vibe and huge beers!!We hung around there for a while before eventually walking back to the ship. And even though the weather was cloudy and cold, it was a really fun day. As the ship pulled out of port we got to watch a sailboat race....