Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bungee Jumping

Since New Zealand is an island nation I have plenty of watery shots that I could share. These I think are kind of fun. We stopped at the Kawarau Bridge to watch the bungee jumpers.
Some dove right off.
The bungees are matched to the weight of the jumper so they just hit the water, at least that's the theory.
They bounce a few times.

Then they climb down a pole into the waiting boat.

Some were more reluctant. We weren't sure this girl was going to do it.

She did though and once launched see seemed to enjoy herself.

It looks like she is smiling.

Although some pixels are blown, I like this shot.

None of our group of senior citizens gave it a try. Actually, I don't think our minders would have allowed us, but it was fun to watch.


See more watery sites at Watery Wednesday hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.

36 comments:

happilyretired said...

Exciting action photos ;-)
My nephew thinks bungee jumping is great fun but to me it's just plain SCARY ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

ewok1993 said...

It looks like fun on pix, but this is one activity I'd rather photograph than participate in.

NZ must be a delightful place to visit.

Carolyn Ford said...

OMG! I couldn't do it for any amount of $! But, I'd be standing there beside you with my camera all focused and ready to shoot! These are amazing!

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Well, it's great to watch but I would never try it myself. Great shots!

Barb said...

Martha - Again you fooled me - I thought you had taken the plunge! I,too, love that last shot.

Perry said...

*THIS* is why I have a camera! :-)Great shots, like the last one best.

Guy D said...

Now that looks like fun, great shots Martha!

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Denise said...

Oh wow, those are great action shots Martha. No way would I be able to do that but I admire those who can.

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful serial of pictures. If allowed I'd like to give it a try as well, however assume that wife/child are pretty much against.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

James said...

That looks fun. I'm mean taking the pictures of the jumpers. :) Great shots!

Princess Sarah said...

I guess, they all had fun, yes, you will enjoy just to watch... You perfectly took the photos, it's so nice.

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Janie said...

Great action shots!
I'd never be brave enough to do that, but it's fun to watch others give it a try.

Ebie said...

OMG! I was not wearing my glasses and I thought it was you!

That's a great splash!

Ricepatty said...

Those are some very brave (crazy) people :) The shots are excellent perfect for the watery wed. Happy New Year!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nope, not for me.

The girl looks pretty happy after she jumped.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Great action shots! I'm not brave enough to try it, though.

Carletta said...

"none of our group of senior citizens gave it a try" - I so smiled at that!!
Great action shots!

eden said...

Great shots. It looks like a great fun. But I dont like to give it a try. It is so scary for me.. :)

mountain.mama said...

I wondered if I was going to read about you bungee jumping! It's not something I've had the courage to try, but I admire the ones who do.

Hilda said...

That looks like so much fun! I'd like to try it, but of course I don't know if I will ever actually jump once I'm at the top.

Happy Watery Wednesday and Happy New Year too!

Regina said...

Hello Martha. Wow cool! love to try it someday:).

Great shots!

Regards.

Paulie said...

I know I could never do it!

Cathy said...

Sitting hear it looks like fun.. Climbing up, standing on the platform.. I would not be able to do it.. Great pics.. I love the last one.

eileeninmd said...

Cool set of photos, the bungee jumping looks pretty scary to me.

BLOGitse said...

oh, my husband did that 2008 in Auckland! I could nor would never jump!

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Petit Eyekiss said...

Never, never i'll do things like that!
But your photo is great!

Ann said...

heheheh, you must be like me. We are toon senior.

My two nieces jumped from the same spot recently, and my daughters had done it too.

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/fun-things-to-do-in-new-zealand-bungy.html

y elder daughter jumped at Rotorua.

Your photos are great.

Helena said...

These are amazing shots! It does look like lots of fun, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try it. Maybe if you pushed me off the platform.:)

Gaelyn said...

Well it does look like fun, but I think I'll pass.

kiwi-poette said...

When I was in New Zealand years ago I saw them bungee jump from this bridge except it was winter there and the water was freezing. These pictures are amazing though, capturing the moments as they happened.

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots, but I don't think it would go over in My Muskoka ! Too many of us are over age 50 and value our pensions!!!

Linda Reeder said...

We took our son and his friend to Canada for hisw seventeenth birth so they could bungee jump. The friend jumped right away. Our son teetered on the edge, and I thought, Oh, he can't do it. But then he did. When we were able to talk to him, he said it was wonderful, the most freeing thing he had even done.

katney said...

It's on Ranney's bucket list.

Not me. I'm doing well to drive across a bridge, much less jump off of it attached to a big rubber band.

Stine in Ontario said...

Such bravery! I fear I am way too cautious. Great photos!

Linnea W said...

Looks like a rush! I think I'd rather watch though and take photos. You certainly took some good ones!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That's one action we missed to watch when we were in Taupo's Bungy Jumping Place. Our boys, three of them did not dare.

So I bought with me a postcard. I still have to find time in posting it.

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