Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Plettenburg Bay

View from the Top
Bloukrans Brigde
Skywalk to the bridge

About to Jump!
5,4,3,2,1 BUNGY!!!!!
Everybody that jumped and the worker dudes!

Pretty Views from the Van!
Check out that Rainbow! We saw a total of 9 on our trip!
After hiking in the rain! We were soaked!
Wildlife Majors! WHOOP!!!

We drove from Capetown to Port Elizabeth and stopped in Plettenburg Bay on the way! Basically it was our free day! Everyone got to decide what they wanted to do... shop, sleep, do laundry, hike, kayake, etc. Aylssa, Sarah, Toby, and I decided to wake up early and go hike Robben Pennisula and then go sea kayaking. This was what I was the most excited about because it is whale season!!!! Southern Right Whales and Humpback whales were all in the bay!!! It was kind of a stormy day, so we didn't see much.. but we did see one southern right whale and two humpbacks (a momma and her calf). It was very very very exciting! I love marine mammals! :) But anyway... it was funny when we got past the shore and we where kayaking around... the guide rowed up to us and I asked him if there were in sharks in bay... he said only little ones come in the bay in the summer... but Great Whites come in for their huge feeding freenzys in the winter. Then he just paddled off really fast. Sarah and I sat there for a minute, staring at the water right next to us thinking.... It's winter in South Africa right now! haha

The next morning on the way out of Plettenburg we stopped at the highest bungy jump in the WORLD!!!! At least that is what they advertized, but I think it's actually the highest bridge jump in the world. Anyway, it was freaking HIGH! 216m to be exact! (which is like 708 feet (taller than the gateway arch in St. Louis!) and I thought I was going to crap myself. Just thinking about it gets me so excited to do it again! I remember sitting there getting all strapped up thinking... Well, one day I'll have kids and I'm sure I'm going to want to jump off a bridge at some point, so at least I'll know what it feels like without actually dieing! haha. It was sooo awesome!


Anonymous said...


Seriously, your pictures are amazing and I'm jealous!

Jeni said...

YOU ARE SOOOOO AWESOME! Your dive looks like you have had experience! Great form! Way cool pics!

Lots & Lots of Love!