Sky Diving At Atlantis

Jan Leeming

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Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 2nd April 2009


The main purpose of Jonathan and Seth's visit was to do a Sky Diving course at Atlantis just up the West Coast.  To save them money I chauffered them on Saturday and Sunday (Mum's School run all over again!).  On Saturday they had tuition from a real character called Murdoch.  If half the stories he was telling were true, he really has had an amazing life.  He had me in stitches relating some of his exploits in various branches of Parachute Regiments.  

I hung around watching some of the Sky Diving which was great fun and then decided to go up the coast and visit the Bushman Reserve called !Kwa Tu.  Didn't have the time to do the two hour conducted tour but the photographic exhibition was quite an eye opener as to how these indigenous and shy people were so badly treated.  It was not far from the site, near Langebaan,  that they discovered what is called 'Eve's footprint' - so called because it is thought to be the first footprint of a human being.

The boys have now been Sky Diving for almost a week and have several dives under their belts.  They are enjoying it hugely despite Jonathan landing in a tree yesterday and Seth landing so far from the drop zone he had a long walk back.

The little flat is looking a complete mess but I feel like a Mother again making their sandwiches for packed lunches  and having great hulking bodies littering the sitting room - playing music which sounds as the 'needle has got stuck in a groove' and eating me out of house and home.

Wouldn't have it any other way - am thoroughly enjoying myself clucking round like a Mother Hen.

Go well.  Until the next time - Jan

P.S.  I will put some pictures onto the site but most will have to go into the Gallery as I only have the facility to put up one picture per episode.  Also here in Capetown the Internet is rather dodgy and downloading pictures takes forever.

This is a Very Very Happy Felicity after her highly enjoyable Tandem Skydive.


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