Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Skydiving Is Next on to Do List for Makiri

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Skydiving Is Next on to Do List for Makiri

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER

MOST people leave writing up and carrying out a bucket list until they are in their 70s, but not Makiri Perkinson.

With her 70th birthday just around the corner, Mrs Perkinson has already organised something for this momentous celebration Co jumping out of a plane.

She will be tandem skydiving on Sunday afternoon, with her 46-year-old daughter Sandy and 19-year-old grandson Chris in tow.

C[pounds sterling]It's something I've always wanted to do,C[yen] Mrs Perkinson said.

But this is not the first bucket list-type experience she's done.

Mrs Perkinson has also gone scuba diving, swum with dolphins, been speed boat racing and taken a lap of Bathurst's Mount Panorama.

She said for this birthday she was also considering hiring a fishing boat charter to go to Heron Island.

C[pounds sterling]This (skydiving) is the main thing I wanted to do for my birthday,C[yen] Mrs Perkinson said.

She said she had inquired where the nearest place was to do skydiving and was told Yeppoon.

But then she saw signs posted around Gladstone for Adrenalin Skydiving, with skydiving happening this weekend at Raglan.

C[pounds sterling]I'm not scared (of heights) . …

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