October 9, 2009
Wow I’m actually writing tonight! Today was cool, the highlight definitely being the “canyoning” that Dieter, Wouter and I all did up the waterfall in an impromptu, treacherous, slippery, and probably completely stupid journey we took to go as high up as we could. It was crazy and probably crazy-stupid but it sure was fun and challenging! Tomorrow Germaine, Maikke, Chelsea and I are going to do it again – this time with helmet, maybe even a lifejacket. Anyway plus volleyball was pretty fun. Ray’s foot will hopefully get better soon! :( (He’s gotten a painful fungus from the constant wetness they think).
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We did the “Continuous” rapid today, which it was, but not real technical, just big waves. The lunch stop was cool too, there was this huge waterfall that gave off such a wind from the pressure of the water coming down that it could almost blow you over.
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By some grace of the river gods, while the Nepalis were setting up lunch, all 19 of us foreign-folk managed to be in one place so I grabbed the opportunity for a shot of us.
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What a crazy life this is, rafting every day, camping every night! It’s been great, can’t believe tomorrow’s the last full day! :(
P.S. Dinner tonight was vegetarian lasagna and pork from the pig they butchered?, and last night was pineapple chicken and rice.