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Bungee Jumping

Me and @Bonxy just completed our first bungee jump at the weekend, I think it might be the first of many! I cant describe how brilliant it was, well worth the money (£75), I was a bit worried the high costs wouldnt be justified, but it was a great experience.

Theres something a bit odd about climbing 200 foot to then just jump off over the water, the rush is amazing. I was getting a bit worried on the day that I might of bottled it as I stood ready to jump, especially with lots of friends and family eagerly waiting at the bottom watching.

But the people at UKBungee made you feel very comfortable and safe, and before I knew it, we were ready to jump. I wanted to go before @Bonxy, so I was quickly weighed again and strapped up, before waddling out to the edge (your feet are bound together to attach the bungee) overlooking the river Tees. Asecond or two to just get your breath and it was time, “1, 2, 3 BUNGEE….” and off I went.

I wasnt planning to scream shout, but the feeling of jumping off and free falling for a second or two just took over. A few expletives later and I was being lowered into the rescue boat, to be taken a shore to watch @Bonxy make his jump.

All in all a great experience, will be doing it again hopefully in the future. The only downside is the pain in my arm, I think I must have twisted it while being bounced around, hurting like a mother today :).

More pictures of me and @Bonxy’s jump are here.

Pictures were taken by Rebekah Esme.