I’m currently in South Island New Zealand, home of bungee jumping and stopped to take a look at this “fun” activity, just outside beautiful Queenstown, over a gorge where some of the filming for Lord Of The Rings took place. The idea of jumping off a bridge with an elastic band attached to my ankles appeals to me marginally less than having my internal organs removed without an anaesthetic.
If you take a look a the guy’s face in the third picture, he does not look like a guy who’s getting value for money for the $165 he’s just stumped up for some fun. Fun????
The late composer, Sir Arnold Bax, famously said: “Try anything in life once, except incest and folk dancing.” I think he could have safely added bungee jumping as well!
The jumping platform. Gallows???
A crowd gathered to watch the executions…
“I paid $165 for this. Haven’t had so much fun ever!!!!”
“Am I meant to bounce off the rubber boat?”
“Great guys, can we go again???”