Monday, July 27, 2009

As Big As Churchbells 2

"Perched on the brink of a 186ft drop, this was the moment when Tyler Bradt probably felt the urge to start frantically paddling backwards. Less than four seconds later, he was celebrating a world record for kayak descents. The 22-year-old American touched 100mph as he plummeted over Palouse Falls in eastern Washington."

They say that people who exhibit this kind of extreme daredevil behavior have a gene that is not common in the general population. I have a fear of unsupported heights and uncontrolled speeds so this wouldn't be something I would wish to do on a bet. But I do love to be in extreme weather situations. Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning storms - all of it is exciting to me. I have been totally disappointed with the degree and frequency of the thunderstorms that we usually get to enjoy in Western Canada at this time of year. Damn you global warming and/or cooling.

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