White Water Rafting. Sort of.

Trip Start Oct 02, 2005
Trip End Sep 28, 2006

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

When I say sort of, it's because Cailín ended up not doing it, and I didn't really enjoy it. It was ok, but I was hoping the rapids would be bigger. They were pretty tame, and if I had known, I would've done the intermediate course instead of the beginners. Plus I was put in the non-english speaking boat, which normally I wouldn't mind, but there happened to be a french guy that came close to losing his teeth. It's hard to explain why this guy annoyed me so much, but it just goes to prove the old adage: "Where ever you go in the world, you're bound to meet an annoying french wanker."

At least I think thats how it goes.

So again hola amigo´s and here for your entertainment purposes is CAILIN´s versions of events! Firstly to all who know me well enough - I dont know why I agreed to go white water rafting and to those who dont know me that well - water aint my thing!

I had convinced myself it would be grand and would be like the adventure boat trip I took in Iguazu - but how wrong was I!! We got to the rafting lodge which was a beautiful rural cottage type place set against the Andean hillside and I was calm and serene and ready to tackle my biggest fear and phobia (next to hair loss of course!), I got kitted up - hat, life jacket wetsuit - the works! Got my oar-paddley thing and walked to the edge of the water to get to the raft and freaked! Took a crazy head and refused to go anyhwere near what seemed to me as my potential death. On a more serious note I couldnt do it. So I apologised to Gary, declined the offer from the instructor to go in a private boat with one of the qualified girls and sat on the shore and huffed with myself for being such a coward!

After 5 mins i though may as well make the most of it - so I sunbathed (which you wont belive when you see my tan - or lack there of!), had a sauna, a shower and went and introdued myself to Niroma the lady of the house. She was lovely we sat and had tea (Coco tea!) and chatted in what could only be telepathy as she dont know no English and my Spanglish aint up to scratch. The I helped her prepare lunch for the rafting squad coming back.

All in all I had a most lovely afternoon and didnt regret once not getting on that raft!
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