Last year we spent a week in Coolum for our annual family holiday with my husband’s family. This is a relatively new tradition of ours but one we look forward to every summer since we started. Mostly we head to relatively nearby destinations, within Queensland such as places only day trips from Brisbane away, or just over the NSW border.
Our week in Coolum coincided with my father in law’s 60th birthday. We hadn’t really organised a present yet, all thinking of something cool and unique he could do during the trip. One night at dinner he made a joke about skydiving in Coolum for his birthday.
Little did he know the rest of us decided this was a great option. Come the morning of his birthday, we advised him of the big surprise – he was going skydiving in Coolum.
Yep he was a little shocked. Safe to say a little nervous too, but he’s a bit of a daredevil when he wants to be so there was excitement too. We dropped him off at the skydiving starting point and headed to the beach where he would be landing later on that morning.
We had the cameras ready as soon as we saw the spec on the horizon. There were two of them skydiving in Coolum that morning. The other brave skydiver newbie was having his 40th birthday. Celebrations and bravery all round!
The skydiving is tandem for beginnings, which I assume is the case everywhere. Hopefully!
While personally I don’t think I’d ever do it, my father in law loved his experience of skydiving in Coolum. He said the views from up high were simply amazing and it was well worth it for that very reason.
Needless to say, we were very impressed with his bravery. Apparently 60 is the new cool!
Have you been skydiving? Do you think you could?
SNAPSHOT STORY SUNDAY LINK-UP
Welcome to #SnapshotStory Link Up. This is where YOU get to share the story behind your favourite snapshots. Think of it as an opportunity to give those favourite photos their moment to shine!
Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. it was wonderful to see your photos and hear your stories. Check out some of the great link ups from last time that you may have missed.
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What is Snapshot Story Sunday?
Every travel snapshot has a story to tell and sometimes those stories get lost until you flip back through a photo album or digital folder full of your travel snapshots. Or worse… lost forever because you simply never shared them!
Each week we will share a favourite travel photo that has a great story to tell. It may be about a really awesome travel moment we had, a unique experience, or something funny. And you are invited to do the same.
How it Works
- Link up to two posts – old or new – so long as they are new to Snapshot Story.
- Please add the Snapshot Story badge at the bottom of the post, on your site or a link back to this post.
- Posts are anything travel story related, including day trips or local sights. No product links.
- Visit, comment on and share other linked up posts. Sharing is caring!
- If you share via social media, use the #snapshotstory hashtag so we can reshare.
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- Our favourite & most clicked will be featured at the following link up.
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