August 17, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Terrace, River Rafting
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It didn't take long after we'd launched for us to get into white water! Eric, from Kermode Tourism had his Go-Pro camera on and was hopeful he had it working since it was his first time using it! Eric and I were the first to get hit with the water, it was chilly but luckily our wetsuits kept us warm! There were two rafts, ours was first with all of us Visitor Councellors and then also a kayak in case something happened. We got so drenched! As we went through the white water we helped out our guide by paddling! However, once through the white water we took breaks and chatted away. It was so much fun! We went through so many spots of white water and we got so drenched!
After a while, when we were decidedly soaked our guides decided to take a quick break on a sand bar to stretch our legs. We hopped out and my co-worker and I made some sand castles in the sand and I searched for interesting stones. One of our guides decided he was hot and walked up the sand bar and jumped into some of the fast water! He floated down and then swamp and got caught in the eddy and swam back to shore! The guides then asked us of we'd like to take a dip and we did! One by one all of hopped into the water and copied what our guide had shown us! We cooled off in the glacial water and then warmed up fast in the sun which beat down on us. After a while we hopped back in the rafts and launched again into the water!
Seeing as there was not as much white water in this part of the river we proceeded to have awesome water fights by splashing the other rafts with our paddles! We went through a little more rapids and amng the water fights we'd have a Paddle Rally. This is where our guide counted to three and then we all pointed our paddles into the air and yelled at the top of our lungs to try and be the loudest! As it slowed down a bit we had a raft rodeo! We'd take a rope the connected across to the back of the raft and then we stood on the front and tried to balance as we floated. However, we'd go crashing in the water when our guide made sudden movements or our guide in the kayak bumped into us! We all took our turns, and would be rescued by Eric because the rest of us weren't strong enough to pull the others in and would often burst into a fit of giggles at our failures!
Read my last blog to here the end to our awesome adventure!!