TAKING THE PLUNGE: Anita Cooper has always wanted to sky dive and on Sunday got the chance.
TAKING THE PLUNGE: Anita Cooper has always wanted to sky dive and on Sunday got the chance. Contributed

The first time Christine had been in a plane, she jumped out

SHE has never flown in a plane and is claustrophobic but last Sunday Christine Wilson put those fears behind her and took her first skydive.

With friend Anita Cooper, the two Biggenden women ticked another "to do" off their bucket lists to celebrate their birthdays.

Anita said sky diving was something she always wanted to do.

"Originally I was going to do it for my 21st but I was pregnant with my first child (Ben)," she said.

"It was my birthday on Friday and Chris' is at the end of August so we decided to do it together.

Anita's daughter Chloe was standing on the beach ready to catch her while son Ben had only one word to describe his mum jumping and that was "weird".

It was a comment by Ben "that anyone could ride a horse and crack a whip" that started Christine ticking off her what she described as her crazy bucket list.

She said she'd never been on a horse before.

"I did that but cracking the whip needs a lot more practice," she said.

"I even had a go at their idea of a mechanical bull.

"I didn't fall off but again everyone got a bit of a laugh."

Christine said the only plane she'd been in was as a kid.

"I did a tour of a Qantas plane but it was still on the ground," she said.

"I don't like small enclosed places so jumping was the easy bit."

The adventurous duo said the video was a laugh.

"It is presently doing the rounds," she said

Chris said skydiving did nothing for the hair.

"Mine stood up and Anita lost her braids," she said.

And what could top the sky dive?

Another skydive of course.


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