Rafting in White Waters!

such adrenaline rush!

After I had my first taste of river rafting few years back, I promised myself I should do it at least once a year. Why, when people from other places wanted some adrenaline rush at Cagayan de Oro river, it would be some kind of shame if an earthling like me who have declared CdeO as my second home town would simply ignore such wonderful experience.  I love the blood flowing as I hurdle every rapids without getting thrown out to the water! 😛

True enough, I have kept the promise – so each year I have a rafting trip in the CdeO river. The lovely thing is I can do it anytime of the year. 🙂  Once I had it in December, and my sister in NY was aghast! While she was shivering in cold on winter, here am I splashing in the waters under the sun like summer!  🙂  I love the waters and I never get tired watching the scenery by the river bank between Bukidnon and Mis Or territories.

And in the last two years, I did it with Angel!  He  love it too, no doubt – he did it twice last year.  But now we’re aiming for the extreme course or even the night run!  Hopefully we could do that soon.  🙂  So now, I’m looking forward again for this year’s adventure at the Cagayan de Oro river!  I love the white waters of the City of Golden Friendship

A Summer Water Rafting!

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I troop with office mates to Mambuaya for another rafting trip yesterday, I just love the excitement in conquering the rapids as we paddle fast and make sure not to be thrown out of the boat.   I have been dying for the advance level but all who signed up to join were all first timers, I was bit disappointed but it never dampen my adventurous spirit to once again  commune with nature along Cagayan de Oro river. Such adrenaline rush!

It was very sunny, all I need here is the ever loyal sunscreen SPF 50. I don’t want to suffer the ill effects of the scorching heat, much less to visit my dermatologist which in less than ten minutes conversation I have to shell out my pocket for the expensive PF.  Anyway, everybody seems to be so excited as we drove to the jump off area, especially the kids. We’re in two paddle boats – the briefing as usual – safety measures, river left & right, forward/back/turn left/turn right paddle, high fives, etc…. There were so many rafters for that day, all in throng to the river. It looks so lively, rafts in different colors (red, yellow, blue,flesh) floating along…

Well, it’s not as exciting anymore as before but the feel of cool water  splashing on your face and body is so refreshing. I choose to sit in front so I could get the first rush and tug of the rapids! Wow! I need to be careful so I won’t be thrown out into the water.  Well, 14 rapids plus tiny uncounted river gush is enough to test your strength.

We ended at Kabula White Water Rafting Park past 1PM, all feeling hungry. great-natabunan-na-akoWe took our

lunch under the trees in the park.  We left the area as the kids would wanted to make a side trip at the Makahambus Park, then finally explored the cave.  As we were talking on our way home, we promised ourselves to schedule another rafting trip – this time for sure in Advance Level…

It would be more exciting and adrenaline rushing!