Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Making a Splash

A few years ago I wanted to jump off the cliff on our lake at the cottage, but I chickened out.  But, this weekend I decided the time was right and I took the leap.

The cliff looks about 10 feet high when you're in the water looking up at them, but when you stand at the top and look down they look about 30 feet high!  In reality they're only about 16 feet high.  There is something to be said for the positive impact of peer pressure though.  I certainly had more personal motivation to make the jump this time, but  all the people sitting up there and the three other boat loads (in addition to our boat full of my family), certainly would have made it harder to back out. 

The first jump was so much fun that I went back up and jumped again.  Now that the fear of the unknown is out of the way, I can just have fun and make a splash!

Christina, my granddaugher-in-law took these photos of me, using my camera.


My grandson Josh also jumped, but he went from the highest part of the cliffs (this probably is about 30 feet high) and he jumped with a lot more style, doing a full turn on the way down!  This was only one of Josh's four jumps.

These photos are being linked to Photo Show OffTexture TuesdaySweet Shot TuesdayOur World TuesdayThis or That ThursdaysPhoto Art FridayShoot, Edit, SubmitFabulous Friday and Photo Friday Link Party.

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful fun shots, and you are very brave!

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    1. There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity LOL. Serious fun! Thanks for your visit.

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  2. Great shots! Congratulations, you did AWESOME AMAZING!!!! xx Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Great to see you guys this weekend. I'll send pics once I'm back home since I need wifi to send that many files.

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  3. Wow! I thought you were kidding at first. Good for you for taking the plunge! Actually, it looks like a lot of fun :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon. It was great. I'm certainly going to do it again.

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  4. What a brilliant splashing series, you sure seem to have a lot of fun! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's taken me a long time, but now that I'm in my early 50's I'm really going for it!

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  5. Good for you!! I would love to do something like that!

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    1. You've got to Tamar! It was so much fun. Thanks for your visit.

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  6. what a great collage. beautiful moments captured for the future. you're a one brave women, Linda!

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    1. Thanks. It sure was fun to do both the cliff jumping and putting the stiryboards together.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It was certainly fun doing it.

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  8. Great action shots! Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. I don't know what took me so long to finally do it. What fun!

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  9. You are a brave soul. I admit it does look like fun...but you won't catch me jumping off a cliff any time soon. But then again, after the next election, I may be ready to do just that!

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    1. Thanks Pat. It's taken me 15 years of being on this lake to get to it and now I wish I had done it sooner! :D

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  10. Great story and wonderful photos!! Sounds fun.

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    1. Thank you. It really is fun! Ker-splash!!!

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  11. I'm impressed. Wonderful photos too.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Bravo, Linda!!! I, too, am impressed! Thanks for sharing these real life shots of bravery with PAF.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I'm not sure it's too brave, but it sure is fun.

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  13. What great photo's of this accomplishment. I can tell you now there is "no way" under the sun I would attempt this so my hat is off to you for sure.

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    1. Thanks Ida. You sure you couldn't be talked into it? :D

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  14. hahaha!! LOVE IT!!! Go you!! That is amazing. And it looks SO fun to me! Thank you so much for linking up to Love Bug!!

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