Fun….


ParasailingAround 2 and a half years ago my parents and I went on a wonderful holiday to Mauritius during my summer break. One of the activities we did on that trip was parasailing. Parasailing is an activity done in the ocean and we did it in the Indian Ocean to be specific. We took a boat trip to a small wooden float in the middle of practically nowhere and then we went up in the air parasailing. I was lucky enough to do this twice. Once with my dad, once with my mum. Below is a close up of when my mum and I were up in the sky.

ParasailingAbove you’ll find a genuine smile on my face and a look of bother on my mum’s. I can promise you its a genuine smile as I didn’t even know my dad was taking the snap. Looking back at this picture I am very embarrassed to have put so much sunscreen on. I wish my parents could have told me. I look like an idiot, but I didn’t know that up there and I certainly didn’t feel it. All I felt was a rush of ecstasy. I had never done such an activity and have to say it was great fun and that I would recommend you try parasailing if you haven’t done so already. It was a once in a lifetime experience, it was unique and it felt great. I was so high above the world in nothing but swimming trunks and a harness. I had the wind rushing through my face and it felt awesome. There was a sense of excitement and a thrill factor to the experience.

You can see from the picture that I seem jolly enough, but my mum looks anxious. You see my mum is afraid of water, so it is remarkable we (my dad and I) got her into this activity anyway. She was worried of falling into the water, hence she seems anxious. All the while I was having great fun and on the previous parasailing ride with my dad a few minutes ago the speedboat driver had plunged us into the ocean. The cold touch of the ocean against my baked skin in the Mauritian sun felt great and so I yelled to the speedboat driver, “Lower! Lower!” My mum got angry but wasn’t in the mood to say anything at the time. The driver responded and slowed the boat down. This made the parasailing line floppy causing us (my mum and I) to plunge into the water. I hoped we had plunged in the water, instead we accidentally got submerged. It was only for a second, but that didn’t matter. That second was enough to make my mum panic and I had to listen to some nasty words after that, which I wish not to replicate, but this didn’t change my experience. I had a great time and will cherish the memory. The only time I got worried was during landing as my mum was supposed to steer the parachute and she nearly missed the float we were meant to land on. I had a thrill of a time parasailing and wish that you may be as lucky as me to try it out too.

This is my response to this week’s weekly writing challenge. I encourage you to have a go yourself and check out: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/writing-challenge-truth/#more-15707

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