I experienced the adventure that Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) is best known for ~ Whitewater Rafting and River Trekking. It is one of the most memorable moments of my life. For me, it was totally more than just a trip.
I could see the boulders of rock with the strong and fierce water current. It could literally eat me alive. Growing up in Iloilo, I have seen many rivers and I have always believed that they're the creepiest body of water that God have ever created. With all the mud underneath and the brown water, I never thought of having any kind of adventure like this.
Plan the challenge of river rafting and shooting the rapids. I will share some basics that I have learned and the tips you have to remember while on it:
1. Wear a helmet and a life jacket. Helmet reduces the risk of injury if you fall out of the raft
2. Always follow the instruction of the Guide. Start and stop paddling and paddle towards the right direction. Instructions always refer to paddling, like ~ Start, Stop, Forward and Backward
3. Rafting is a team sport, hence team work is needed. Every single effort counts and every action you do will make a difference
4. If you fall out of the raft, never panic. Try to relax and remember to do the floating position. Always keep your feet above the water because the undercurrent is ten times stronger. Wait for the Guide to rescue you.
Shooting the rapids is an experience that is more than I have expected. It wasn't just a mere trip for me since I really learned and realized a lot. I had the time to contemplate and together with the glory of nature. The thrill of my rafting experience is priceless.
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