i love to waterski snowboard jetski skydive PARASAIL handglide rollerblade mountainbike bungeejump well i mean i'd love to do these things if i ever had the timephotos

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August 11, 2010

For a while I've had in my head a list of three activities I'd like to do before I got too old: Skydive, Bungee Jump and Parasail...

...and then there were two!

I'd recommend Belmar Parasail to anyone around the central Jersey shore,, they run a nice little operation. (You go out in groups, there were 3 pairs of teenagers who went up together, than me and this other guy had solo flights.)
It's amazing how calm and still it is once you get up there - it's like you're hovering, with little sense of movement, just great height.

So of course, I couldn't let THAT last...

They'll dip you, I guess unless you ask 'em not too. It's fun, and the water was surprisingly warm today.


MELAS and Amber drove me down... we didn't quite realize that they allow a few extra folks to ride on the boat, so they played "para-spotter" and drove up the shore, stopping to take photos here and there, which I thought was pretty hip! Amber took this over-dune shot of me...


So the Belmar folk have "Sponge Bob" disposable cameras in waterproof casees for you to buy and take up there (PROTIP: make sure it doesn't bungee from where it's attached to your lifejacket and hit you in the face when you swing upsidedown, eh?) -- I asked that my turn be near our stomping grounds of Ocean Grove...


I think I took this one upsidedown, pointed toward Belmar--


And then the other direction, toward Asbury Park-- the ruined Casino (gradually being restored piecemeal) that I've seen in Tony's dream sequence in "The Sopranos" and that is also the setting for the start of the finale of Grand Theft Auto IV...


So yeah, you're way up there...


Way, way up there...


Stupid little boat! I step on you and crush you!!!

Parasailing: highly recommended.
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