|On route to our campsite|
Being in Queenstown meant one thing to James - the chance to do something crazy! A sky dive was considered, as was a canyon swing but James being James decided that if he was going to do any of the extreme sports on offer, he may as well do the most famous and scariest one - Australasia’s highest bungy jump.
|The nervous wait...|
|On the cable car to the jump pod (Pam's white knuckles just out of shot)|
As they called his number, he was taken through to the ledge where he was attached to the rope. I briefly peeped my head over and saw the drop towards the river below. My hands were shaking and I could feel the tears welling up, and yet when I looked across, there was James smiling at the camera and walking calmly towards the platform. And then he did it: three, two, one… and he was off!
I watched the jump on the TV screen and was relieved when he flipped the right way around and began the ascent back to the pod… and he was still smiling!
|One of Queenstown's café-lined streets|
|In the beautiful Botanic Gardens|
|At the holiday park: Barney sandwich!|
Our next stop is Wanaka, via Arrowtown and the Gibbston Valley, where James is already contemplating a skydive - here we go again!
|At our spectacular (and slightly more spacious) campsite just outside Queenstown|