Sunday, January 8, 2012

white water.

While we were on our Christmas holiday in Coffs Harbour we took advantage of the surrounding areas and headed out for a day of white water rafting with Liquid Assets on the Nymboiba river.



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[The group]

After an hour and a half drive through the rainforest, we arrived at our starting point and prepared for the rafting experience. When we got there they went over a few rules and instructions on where to sit, how to rescue someone, etc.

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There were four boats with six people and one guide in each. We were in the grey boat with the most experienced guide (thank goodness!).

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One of the guides (who we nicknamed "Santa" because of the hat he was wearing) was having a particularly bad day and seemed to get stuck or lose passengers on pretty much every rapid... like this one below.

They started out with 6 people...

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Two seconds they were down to 5 people...

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Then four....

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Seconds later the guide was flicked out of the boat and they were down to 3....

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People and paddles were streaming down the river. It was a bit scary to watch but everyone was safe after each rapid so we were able to laugh and joke about it afterwards.


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And you can bet "Santa" was given a lot of crap by the other guides later that night.


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[haha, love my face in this picture...]


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I have only been rafting one other time in my life but I really can't say enough good things about this tour group. They made sure we were safe but were casual enough so that we all had an amazing time.

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If you are ever in the Coffs Harbour area I would definitely recommend this rafting tour!


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