Diving into nature's lap 13,000ft above Pacific Ocean #adventureactivity

Tripoto
30th Nov 2016
Day 1

There is a funny story behind how I landed up here. I was in the US in Nov'16 on an official trip when I took some personal time off as well. I went to see my sister who was in Irvine, California at that time.

Two days before the activity, I was casually talking to a friend who said that she might be going for sky-diving. My adventurous self said to me, I should do that too. This is the normal me - always excited about trying but step back in the end either because I am too scared or I am too lazy.

In a moment of excitement, I told my sister about my unplanned plans to go for sky-diving. She got even more excited than me and started looking for options. I, on the other hand, had changed my mind by now. When I told her this, she persuaded me and bought tickets - so there was no going back since I had the tickets now.

The next day, I took a train from Irvine to Oceanside, then a bus to the nearest bus stop from GoJump Oceanside, and finally walked to the location. All this time, I was scared, worried, shy, excited, nervous, so many emotions at the same time.

But here I was, and there was just one option for me now, to go jump!!

Although I look all ready for the jump from outside, but inside my heart is jumping even faster!

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

As I am awed be the beauty outside, I am equally scared inside

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Ready to jump - I am smiling to myself, and thinking how bad it can be

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

I am totally relying on my tandem and harness, because there's nothing that can be done now

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Get Set Go - Its already windy, I can feel the strongest breezes against me

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Get Set Go - Eyes close, Neck back, and Infinite trust

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Woahhh, I kept my eyes closed for some time, to gain the courage to finally look what is underneath

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Breathe In, Breathe Out and now slowly open your eyes

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Can the view be more beautiful, the fall more worth

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

As I continue to breathe in and out for the longest time in history, I am instructed to open my hands

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

But, no I would prefer holding on to you while I enjoy the fall

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Finally, after taking my own sweet time to get used to the fall, I was able to smile and get rid of that fear

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

While I force my smile against the wind - because there are going to be pictures and we look better when we smile

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

My left hand clung to my tandem throughout the fall, but I learnt to smile and enjoy finally!

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Wowwwww, what an experience, I was dreaded almost all the time, but it feels amazing now after having done it

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

Can it be more surreal?

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan

I wish I could stay here for longer as we bid goodbye to last views and prepare for landing!

Photo of GoJump Oceanside Inc., Airport Road, Oceanside, CA, USA by Ajita Mahajan
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