weiter gehts zu dem "richtigen" Mermaid Pool von dessen Klippe man in den 15 Meter darunter liegenden See springen kann.
Gestern mussten wir leider unseren schönen Camper abgeben. 😏
Danach ging es mit dem Zug direkt nach Silverdale (ca. 60 Kilometer westlich von Sydney). Dort sind wir jetzt bis nächsten Sonntag zu Gast bei Adrienne.
Sie hat ein großes Haus und ein riesiges Grundstück inklusive großem Pool mit Whirlpool. 😀
Wir müssen morgens dann immer etwas Gartenarbeit machen und Nachmittags können wir am Pool entspannen. 😊
Gestern und heute war auch noch Adriennes Freund Thomas hier, der Österreicher ist. Er hat uns gestern mit österreichischem Kartoffelsalat und heute mit Wiener Schnitzel und selbstgebrautem Bier verwöhnt. 😀
So können wir es gut eine Woche aushalten. 😆Read more
Die nächsten zwei ,,harten'' Arbeitstage in Silverdale sind vorbei.😄
Aufstehen war jeweils gegen 9 Uhr dann für 2-3 Stunden Gartenarbeit (zwischendurch ein Smoothie🍹). Dann Chillout-Time im Pool 🏊🍉 und der Hängematte. Bei 45 Grad ist das auch das einzige was man machen kann. So lässt es sich leben.😆
...war das hier natürlich nicht, sondern eine Sache, die ich auch in Deutschland schon lange mal machen wollte. Dann hab ich mir gedacht: Wieso nicht beim ersten Mal über der schönsten Stadt, die ich auf dieser Reise gesehen habe?
Und so kams dann. Aber hätte mich John, mein Jump Master, nicht geschubst, wäre ich natürlich NIE ausgestiegen :) Und vor lauter Aufregung und/oder Schiss habe ich glaub ich auch nicht gespürt, was so ein Sprung an Adrenalin freisetzen kann. Eine Wiederholung ist wohl irgendwann nötig.Read more
Today I had to check out of the hostel. It was to bad. I thought it was nice with all the friends on the room.
I went to the skydiving center with train an cab, it took like 3 hours. Pff I'm happy when I finally have my car. I never ever did so less on a whole day as today. After arriving @ the dropzone I met some local people who lived there. What a mess! All old caravans and old buildings. But the people here are very cool. I walked around and every time I saw someone new. And I did completely nothing whole time from 2 pm.
I already have my wingsuite for tomorrow :-D. (wingsuite is for people above 300 jumps). Now early to bed because tomorrow we start at 6:45.Read more
Today my first day of skydiving!
TAF STAGE 1
I had to put on an suit, goggles and alti. I was going with a tandem jump so like everyone else, but now I had to do also the routine of AFF STAGE 1. It went very well and we landed on our butt. I was a bit disappointed because I expected more from skydiving. But it was fun.
After doing the TAF 1 I had to do the AFF 1. But it was so busy that I had to wait till 12:30.
AFF STAGE 1
I was briefed by the JM's and they took me through the dive and did a practice dirt dive (same as in the sky but om the ground). We went up in the plane and I jumped out of the plane. Got stabilized with 2 JM's attached to me. Checking my alti and looking around. @ 9000ft did an practice throw. Again check alti and looking around. @ 5500ft throw my first Parachute and it had line twists. So I had to turn to get rid of the twisted lines and grab the toggles (that's for steering the Parachute). Then look down to locate the dropzone. And find the arrow that the TA (target assistant) pointed. I had to follow exactly the way the arrow was pointing. After I was almost at the ground I had to follow the instructions of the TA for landing my Parachute. My landing was perfect. On 2 legs and only 2 passes walking. Jumping alone was so much more exiting than tandem jump! up to stage 2!
AFF STAGE 2
Also briefed by my JM's. This jump I had to do and practice throw immediately after I stabilized. After that moving forward with my arms behind me. Than boxing position (the more relaxed position in free fall). After that Turning left. A guy asked if he could jump with us, he had an camera and filmed my jump for free!. I'll share the link for YouTube as soon if I got it on YouTube. When I jumped I forgot to do a practice throw and we didn't have time for an turn. I should opend my Parachute @ 5000 ft but was a bit to late @ 4500ft. Also reasonable opening of the Parachute, had to do a practice flare (brake) and Parachute was perfect. Also on directions of TA and landing was perfect! Up to stage 3!
I got briefed and everything, got on the plane but we couldn't get any higher than 8500ft (to many aircrafts in the sky). And for stage 3 we needed at least 9000ft. So had to land with the plane. Tomorrow next try for stage 3.
The weather today was perfect, not to much wind and 26 degrees. Just lovely!
Again sorry for letting you down on pictures guy's!. Movie is coming soon!
Movie is below. Enjoy
I tried this morning to put Lennon (the car) on my name. But unfortunately it didn't work out I had to have some documents. Hopefully tomorrow.
I've been to the kmart and Aldi for some groceries and camp stuff. I looked for some other stuff on the Internet and found some stuff like solar panel, battery and power inverter. I think I've been driving all day for 350km and already a lot of gasoline gone..Read more
The wind was to strong wensday. So I couldn't jump all day. I waited for a couple of hours for the wind to drop but it didn't happen. So I drove to try to get my car on my name. They are so exhausting, I had to have a paper signed that I was staying @ some place. So when I got that I can go back and try again.
In the evening I got and actual fridge, only 240v power so that should be no problem because I got an inverter. The Indian people where I bought it from they where so kind! I had something to drink and they give me some blankets. After that I got an roof case for the car so I had some more storage space.Read more
Today was a perfect day to skydive! 30 degrees and almost no wind.
I started with my stage 4. Jump out of the plane with 1 JM. Then just assuming box position and watching alti. Landing was also good, I only had to walk a bit far becouse I landed behind the target.
Next was stage 5. Also 1 JM on the side and he came up front and I had to do a 360 turn. Then docking (touch the JM). Another 360 and docking. But I didn't had time for docking. So I turned 180 degrees and deployed my Parachute. The flying with canopy was also good and landing good
Next stage 6. Because of traffic control we couldn't get any higher than 8000 feet (normal 13500) so that's pretty low. This was my first solo exit!. I stabilized and did one 360 turn. And then I had to deploy my Parachute. Also good canopy control and good landing.
Video of stage 6:
Next stage 7. Also solo exit. After exit stabilize and do a backflip. The main reason is to become unstable and stable again. I did the backflip and then was a bit wobbly and stabilized. After that I had to do some tracking. So arms backwards and move forwards. Then be In a box position and I had to deploy my Parachute directly. I had to turn @ 5000 ft and deploy @ 4500ft. And when I watched my alti I was already @ 4500ft. Then thesame as the stages before, good canopy control and good landing.
With 4 jumps and all stages completed it was a very good day!
Afterwards I ate some noodles and watched with some other guys some cartoons. It was Rick and morty, what a awsome cartoon, completely insane Haha. Next me and a few other guys went for a hike and walked over a closed half burned bridge and did some chilling. There was also a big bee hive. Really cool to see.Read more
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