|The Muddy Trail|
|The Big One in the background|
|Before the Jump|
|Shimming Across the Rocks|
|Pretending to be Spiderman|
We got to the third waterfall, which I think was the easiest, as it was only about 6 feet high and the pool deep enough that you could dive into it. It was, as they say, the calm before the storm. Not 5 feet from that nice deep pool, you could see what was ahead…the BIG ONE.
Super Butterfly called us to a circle for the final time. “Okay, the big one. On this one, the pool is 18 foot deep without rock around, so no problem. You must plant your foot, take a big leap, hold your arms out from your side to keep your balance, and bring your arms in right before you hit the water.” He made it sound so easy.
I watched everyone else’s face as they looked over the ledge, and saw, for the first time, really how high it was. Everyone’s face showed some degree of fear! Rebecca from the catamaran Zero to Cruising went first. No scream, perfect form, no problem. A few more people went – no problem. Cheryl from Happy Times got up there and made the mistake of looking down for awhile. After about 3 minutes, she decided to let someone else go and then she would go. So, Josh, Maria’s nephew stepped up, looked around, and jumped. After he went, Cheryl got back up like a trooper, looked straight out and jumped.
|My Giant Leap|
|After the Jump|