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Old 30th June 2008, 14:50   #16
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Great writeup samurai!! Now i am seriously looking to plan an adventure trip there!!
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Old 30th June 2008, 17:32   #17
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They even have trekking in the same forest, the Microland guys did that on the previous day.

I forgot to mention that there were frequent water battles between the rafts whenever they got closer to each other. It basically involves splashing water using the paddles.

But one can't discount the calm feeling you can get floating through the forest. Quite therapeutic.
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Old 30th June 2008, 21:14   #18
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Good one Sharath , looks like you flexed your muscles really well. However your travelogues are incomplete without a touch of photography.

I popped in here expecting some excellent shots only to be dis-appointed. Not a problem am waiting for your next trip .

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Old 1st July 2008, 14:26   #19
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Fantastic! People getting in touch with the nature directly are the most lucky and you are one of them
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Old 8th July 2008, 20:25   #20
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After hearing about my experience, all the guys in my company are going white water rafting this Sunday. They are sticking to short-run considering the cost.
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Old 19th July 2008, 20:58   #21
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Yesterday Lukeskywalker was in town with his wife and he wanted some activity for today. So I suggested white water rafting. Fortunately, he did find vacancy at short notice. So I decided to tag along today just for snapping photographs.

As we reached the takeoff, the rafts were already waiting.

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The helmets and life-jackets waiting for the riders.

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The riders are busy picking up their equipment.

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A close look the raft.

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Lukeskywalker with his lightsaber, I mean light paddle.

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Rafts are getting ready and so are the people.

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Lukeskywalker, his wife and a friend.

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The riders are responsible for carrying the boat to water and back.

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Our team is ready at the river bed.

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But now it is briefing time, the riders are given safety and rescue instructions.

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A bird's eye view of the takeoff point.

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The riders are getting ready to climb aboard their rafts. Say cheese...

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Old 19th July 2008, 21:05   #22
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And they take off...

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And so they vanish from my view into a fun filled adventure...

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Good pics there Samurai and definitely this rafting is always fun filled with adventure.
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Last week as we were offroading in Coorg, most of my office staff went white water rafting. Couple of them were pushed off the raft and had to float in water for quite a while.
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I used to White Water Raft when i was young. I used to Do it In an inflatable transparent bottom bright red canoe though!!! loved those..Havent done it in years now!!
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Great pics there Samurai. Thanks a million for a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Initially my wife was a bit apprehensive about rafting, but we convinced her otherwise and she too enjoyed it albeit as a passenger and not an oarsman.

I had company at the stern in the form of another T-bhpian namely Vinod from Bangalore, he was thrown off the raft at a place where the rapids were slightly intense, but he was very composed and came back on board like it was a walk in the park.
One of the rafts also punctured one of its compartments and was listing badly, but still managed to complete the stage.

On the whole it was tremendous fun and totally taxing.
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Great pics.

I am swimmer at swimmig pool, but this looks different and a bit tough. No I am not afraid of this, .

Also I notice people wearing wrist watches. I wonder do they really had time to see what " time " it was.

Jokes apart, I think it must have been more stressful than relaxing. I can sense some curiousness from almost all faces.
Wasn't that sincerely scary ?
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Also I notice people wearing wrist watches. I wonder do they really had time to see what " time " it was.
Only a few of the people in the group wore watches, this came in handy as that was the only way we knew that the madness had to end somehow.


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Jokes apart, I think it must have been more stressful than relaxing. I can sense some curiousness from almost all faces.
Wasn't that sincerely scary ?
Almost everybody in the group were first timers at rafting, hence the look.
It was not scary as we were briefed as what to expect, the only time when there were a few anxious moments were when one of us fell overboard, when one of the rafts punctured, and when our raft got stuck on sharp rocks.
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Hmm, any pics for the second stage? Beginning seems tame compared to some Ganges rapids.
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Nice pics Samurai. I have some fond memories of white water rafting in Rishikesh. Water was FREEZING there!!
Was it very cold here? And I see you were perched up front... did you get to swallow any water?
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