The category “heavy things I want to carry around the world” includes:
- My rucksack: clothes, boots, medical kit, laptop, clean linen handkerchiefs etc.
- My parachute
- Er, that’s it
Unless we come across a particularly fine drop zone that is (i) somewhere utterly spectacular, (ii) happy to lend me a 170 sq. ft. piece of ripstop nylon and (iii) accept a scanned copy of my log book, I probably won’t be jumping over the next eight months. Sniff.
I am desperately going to miss the camaraderie, the speed, the views, the sunshine, the hanging off the outside of planes, the playing with hi-tech kit, the exercise and the drop zone food (OK, maybe not the food). Fortunately, before we headed off Mirko had the sense to have the world’s best bachelor party down at the drop zone at Cross Keys.
Guys, I’m going to miss you. See you when we get back.