Gerry: Hey Guys!
It’s been a big weekend recently Stickers and it’s time for an update!
So on Friday, Walter and I flew down to Queenstown as part of Ticket to Hope as run by Cure Kids!
Cure Kids is a fantastic organisation that help find cures for life threatening illnesses in children, and it was an absolute privilege to hang out with some of the kids that weekend! So strap yourself in, here’s what went down!
First up we went up the gondola to see the truly breathtaking views and to hit The Luge!! We strap on our helmets and sit down into the chairlift and I couldn’t help but sneak a pic in!
We hit the track and Brooke laid down the challenge – a super race, where last place meant you had to jump into Lake Wakatipu and its 7 degree water! I came in last which led to another match – Me vs Lake Wakatipu.
Touchdown into Lake Wakatipu, and it was unlike any water I’ve ever felt. Cold doesn't describe it. Freezing doesn't describe it.
After visiting Coronet Peak and some rounds of mini golf the next destination was AJ Hackett Bungy at Kawarau Bridge! I had a feeling deep down inside that I was going to be “randomly” selected…I was right, off we went to get weighed and get kitted up.
I’m going to be honest. I hate heights. Always have. Always will. The notion of hurtling face first towards the Earth does not appeal to me. But soon the fear shifted. The encouragement and support of the kids began to reverberate here in the Kawarau Gorge, and that became the fuel I needed to get this done.
My feet were strapped to the cord and I was ready to go. Toes hanging over the edge, I look the left and see the smiles of the kids.
And here I was suspended, face to face with the Kawarau River.
Back to the Batmo-Bus and to dive in to the pools of Alpine Aqualand!
The aquatics adventures didn’t stop there, as we were on the buses again for some hair-raising jetboating with KJet!
We were then split up into 3 different boats and racing down Lake Wakatipu, down the Kawarau River with incredible 360 spins and water soaking the entire boat, and eventually down the shallow parts of the Shotover river at blistering pace, then finally we’re back on the shores.
Finally, it was the last goodbyes at the airport. I want to say a massive thank you to all the Cure Kids on the trip, it has been an amazing trip I will treasure forever.
(Human Pyramids happened a lot on this trip!)
There you have it! That’s been my blog this week, I’ll catch you next time!