Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Jet ski


Jet skis can be a lot of fun. But sometimes those on them are reckless and cause trouble to other boaties, especially to the young and inexperience ones on tiny boats and kayaks. In New Zealand, authorities have reported jet ski riders coming too near to big boats without thinking how dangerous it is.

I took these jet ski photos when I was holidaying in Australia. They have no connection with the story reported in New Zealand below. You can draw your own conclusion.

Epic jetski journey starts tonight August 1, 2010, 5:48 am


Jeremy Burfoot has already circumnavigated New Zealand on a jetski to raise cancer awareness - now the airline pilot is taking his message 32,000 kilometres further.

Mr Burfoot sets out tonight on a mission to ride his jetski from London to Auckland. He will cross the North Sea to Rotterdam, ride the Rhine and Danube, head to Turkey, then Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea. After that he will hit Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India Sri Lanka and Singapore, then travel on to Australia and finally New Zealand.

Mr Burfoot says he will be exhausted but ready to celebrate when he "hopefully" makes it to Auckland. Even his wife is calling him an idiot, but that has done nothing to dissuade the father of three.

"It is not just her, there are quite a few people saying that - and maybe they're right but you have to do these things. To get our cancer awareness message out there takes something unique to get people's attention".
Mr Burfoot's adventure is scheduled to start at 7 o'clock tonight.

why is this idiot being allowed to do this what a stupid waste of search and rescue cover for this nutter
just hope hes got all the safety gear and is able to pay the rescue bill...and is he towing a petrol tanker behind him ??


stan said...

I've bungee jumped and sky dived but I have not tried the jetski. Strange eh?

cat said...

Wow such action!

The berries in my blogpost are red currant and they are good to eat if you like a light sourish taste :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ann, Great pictures of the jet-skiing... People of all ages enjoy that!!!! I have heard that they can be dangerous though...

I don't know what to think about the guy who is jet-skiing for cancer awareness... I don't mind when people make these kinds of dangerous decisions --but what I do mind is when it takes tons of money to try to save them when they get in trouble.

People here love to climb the high mountains in winter. So many of them get in trouble on those rugged mountains... Then --it costs alot of tax dollars (from all of us) for someone to try to go up there and save them. That is what I don't like.

Have a great week.

Lois said...

Those things scare me!

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks for commenting on My world !, Ann!
We are N.E. from Windsor! perhaps a 3-hour drive?!

The jetskiis are horrible inventions, to my mind. Can't stand them!

Maia T said...

Nice photos Ann and story too. Don't you know that these idiots are more attractive than normal people, as long as he is not your husband.

Thanks for the comment on my orchids. I didn't grew them myself, I just bought them. I hope they will be satisfied with the care.
Have a great week!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Well, before I would form an opinion, I would need to know just how dangerous this will be. He will have to stop for gas, meals, and to sleep. But really, it may be better to leave the daredevil stuff to someone with no young children!

EG CameraGirl said...

He'll get noticed, that's for sure. I DO wonder why people go to such lengths though. I suspect he NEEDS to do dangerous things. Some pepple don't like being ordinary. :)

Al said...

That looks like so much fun! I've never jet-skied but I'd love to try one day.

Jama said...

It's going to be a looonnnnngggg trip! one question, who's paying for all these trip?

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com
Is this possible?

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com
Is this possible?