Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
This is me being lifted up the side of the church in a basket before the daring jump. Those are my feet that you can see sticking out.
A side-view. Please note that the string you can see is purely to lift the basket. When doing the actual jump I used no wires, nets or protection of any kind. Just sheer bravery.
With just seconds to go, it is at this point that some bears find their courage is not equal to the task and change their mind. I did not.
And away I go. Until you've done it, you cannot know the excitement.
I know this looks like I'm walking up the exterior of the church, but in fact this is another thrilling action shot of the descent. I just decided to come down in this incredibly stylish way because I was so calm and collected I was able to come up with clever ideas like this while actually in mid-air.
Finally, this is me looking as pleased as Punch, as well I might, holding my Certificate of Valour. The dictionary defines valour as "strength of mind or spirit that enables somebody to encounter danger with firmness and personal bravery", so the word was particularly well chosen in this instance.
Thank you for enjoying my first post, and do please come again.
Mr Orso Bear, Esq.