white water rafting has been the most promoted adventure of my city's tourism. but have not really been well promoted locally, i believe. cagayan de oro folks knew that rafting is there somewhere but really doesn't have a clue...
so now that we are on the verge of moving away from this city (but to a place near boracay) my hub, scott, and i decided to give it a try. and it turned out to be one great adventure. we can not imagine we tried this only now. we vowed to do it again before summer's over. the site was just like within our own backyard. heheh...
well, the ride to the site was just 20-30 minutes away from my house. we left the car at the end point and rode the jeepney top loaded with our rafts down a very steep road to the river. the best part of the ride was that it didn't take ages. and we didn't have to endure rough, dusty roads for long. the start point was very near the city and it has an awesome view of the river.
we were four rafts alltogether and we were 8 in our raft (overloaded with 5 big guys). thanks to our team they are just so wacky and fun to be with. [top photo] clockwise from left sylvain, richard, george, my hub, me, scott, simon and thanks to our ever conversant guide at the rear GLENN . all of us were strangers to the rest but when the rapids came to a close we had just one voice that goes... whoooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaahh!!!
white water action
scott jumped off graduation rock. this is his first time to jump that high you could see some awkward action splashhhhhh....brave yeayyy... bravo!!!
from our pix above, you could see who the adventurer is, who is scared, who is seriously funny, and who just go with the flow.
for the three of us, it cost us a little less than a hundred dollars inclusive of photos and video plus a good yummy lunch of grilled tuna, chicken bbq, prawns, and drinks. and special thanks to all the red rafts guides specially glenn, bryan, poco, and cernan who took our awesome photos and video. to all of you guys, it's been a wonderful adventure. see yah
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