But first, make sure you head over to the lovely Emily's blog to read her That Time I post!
|To make it easy, I've marked where we were all sitting in our raft|
Despite how cold the water was, Andrew and Raymond started the trip off by jumping off the raft and into the water. Brave boys!
They say a picture says a thousand words, so here's more pictures and less talking!
And this is where things start to get rough...
As I struggled to get my balance...
Savio starts falling off the boat...
|Hey, where's your shoe?|
Does a back flip...
Into the water!
The guide tried to rescue him, but the rapid took him under. As our raft kept going (it took some of us a while to figure out what happened), the rest of the guides sprung into action, ready to help Savio out the water. Their teamwork was unbelievable and they did an amazing job of getting Savio to safety. Although the whole process only lasted a minute or two, we were all on edge, hoping Savio was okay.
When they pulled him into the boat, he was out of breathe and couldn't say much. He took it like a champ though and we had a great lunch on shore of soup, burgers and sausages. We got back into the boat, (successfully) fought one more rapid, then paddled back to the shore we started at.
When we got on the bus, (that took us back to our resort) we were cold, soaking wet, and mud filled our water shoes (well not Savio's, since he lost both of his). We all reminisced about what an amazing experience the whole thing was.
Would we do it again?
|Back on shore; ready for lunch!|