Mike flies again…

Plett resident Mike Slater-Jones celebrated 80 years on earth by jumping off the world’s highest bungy bridge at Bloukrans, thanks to the good graces if operators Face Adrenalin. He feted his 60th and 70th birthdays in the very same way, and has similar plans for when he turns 90 and then 100 years old. What a guy! In one of these pics, many of which were shot by his son Richard Slater-Jones, all Mike’s family members who were on hand for the occasion are pictured from left: Richard, Jean, Mike with Shayde Mae, Ona with Wolf, Maria with four-month-old Giacomo in a sling with Maria, daughter Sandra with Raven Dei, and wife Rene. In another the couple, who have been married for 46 years (wedding date: January 6, 1973) show off the big cake Spar kindly baked for Mike to share with his fam on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday. Read more on page 2 of the August 21 edition.