Exhaling for Beauty

Day one of this Daily Mail reporter’s romantic honeymoon in New Zealand and he and his wife are about to throw ourselves out of a light aircraft at 16,000ft. “Mrs Foy, bless her, is trying to look calm as two skydive guides sit with us high above the Bay of Islands. In fact, she’s terrified – and so am I. We ask at least ten times if we are properly strapped to our partners, but once the door opens and I’m perched on the edge, it is all beyond surreal. Smile for the camera, cross arms, feet back, quick shove and we’re away. All the islands and turquoise water, myriad beaches and lush green landscape provide a vivid scene as we plummet for more than a minute before Carl opens the parachute and I exhale.”


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