24 June 2009

The Sky's The Limit!

Hello Everyone!

"The Sky's The Limit" is the perfect way to sum up this past weekend! I can't even explain how big of an accomplishment it was to jump the highest bungee jump in the world! This adrenaline filled event is something I never thought I would do. I'm getting excited just thinking about it! Jumping off the bridge took so much courage, making me feel so accomplished once I was done. It made me feel like I was on top of the world, like I can do anything I put my mind to. Here are a few pictures...enjoy!
Blourkans Bridge, South Africa
This is a group shot of all the staff and jumpers that made this experience possible! The staff is such a great group of guys! They were motivating and made the top of the bridge a party! Who would have thought loud music and natural adrenaline could be so much fun?
Here I am taking a few deep breaths right before my jump! My heart was racing so fast! Thinking about what I saw when I looked down still gives me chills!
5... 4... 3... 2... 1... BUNGEE!
Look at me fly! It was a lot faster than it looks, trust me!
I believe this was after my first "bounce" back up! The scenery was amazing!
This picture was taken by my Professor, John Carrol, from the other side of the canyon. As you can see, using the car for scale, the bridge was massive!
This picture explains it all!

We also had the chance to enjoy the Tsitsikamma National Park Ziplining Tour! This was a little more laid back, more relaxing. It was such a cool experience though! It was like flying through a canyon, overlooking waterfalls and massive rock formations!

About to do my first run!
And I'm off!
Woo hoo!

Since the sky seems to be the theme of this blog, I thought I'd be nice to show you some of the scenic sky shots I took. They were taken at various times this past couple weeks! There are so many more I wish I could show you, but again, the internet here isn't so great. Enjoy!
From the cottage we stayed at during our two-day hike
These two with the pink-purple skies were actually taken right on my balcony! The beach (on the top photo) is to your right. I love it!

Tsitsikamma National Park
Just outsdide the New Brighton Township

Well, the internet cafe is about to close! I'm going to have to cut this one short! I hope you enjoyed this post! I'm off to Cape Town for the next six days! I miss you all! When in doubt, just remember... The Sky's the Limit!

Until next time,


  1. WOW! Looks like you are having so much fun!! Those pictures are really beautiful! Are they from your camera?

  2. these pictures make me sick....with happiness!!! (lame, i know) so awesome to see that you're having a blast and experiencing things that you will never, ever forget. keep taking pictures and documenting it as best as you can because you're not going to want to forget this...it's absolutely AMAZING!

  3. Dude, I am so jealous! Haha, jk. This is awesome man. I bet like u said it is a powerful experience. I hope you are having a blast, looks like you are, and be safe and enjoy! Africa is an amazing place filled with lots of unique experiences and you have documented them awesomely.

  4. Alvin!!! WOW!!!! I am so doing THAT some time in the near (or far) future--Bungee Jumping that is. That looked absolutely thrilling! I smiled, ooed and awed while seeing your amazing pictures. Can't help but being a little envious of you. However, i am so happy that you are having an awesome life-changing experience, adventure, journey...etc.
    and that WE can see and read all about it...BE SMART, STAY SAFE!