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River Rafting

Not really in a river, more of a lake.

Here we have Amy, and her 3 raft members, Lea, Lexa and Baxter. We see them having a... RAFTING COMPETITION in the Belum State Park, which is also a man made lake, near Penang. This is the second half of her team, the half that has the pressure, to catch up on everyone. Right now, the first 4 members are hastily jogging off of the wonky bamboo raft, trying their hardest not to fall or they will be deadly disqualified. Look at Lexa now jump onto the raft and get her ores prepared as she awaits Baxter to get on and get the signal to... Go! They are now the first team to have their second part leave, all 4 members and struggling through, pushing past the water with heavy currents, all of them shouting out in adrenaline. Listen to them, “left, right, left right.” The synchronisation in their rowing is spectacular, all ores going down at the exact same time, and their faces show hard work.

The team paddling out into the lake

The team paddling out into the lake

Look what’s happening, they are officially the only raft that is widely spread out, whilst the other teams are still here at the boathouse. Hold on, where are they going? It seems like they are floating to the right side, but they are paddling on the right side, this is a weird mystery that they will have to face. You can hear the screams of all the members, yelling for someone to help them. Oh wait, one of them has the ingenious idea to turn around and paddle from the other side. You can watch all of them turn and use their strength to move as fast as possible, and collect a rock from the island across the houseboat.
Yes! They are now a few meters from the island, way ahead of everyone else, the team is winning! The current of the water moves them to the right, but this is where all the strength matters. They paddle carefully yet smoothly toward the island, and Lexa quickly grabs a palm-sized rock... Suddenly all 4 members are rushing towards the boathouse, shouting directions, yelling at each other to go which way. Now, not so in sync, but they have an idea. 2 members paddle right, 2 members paddle left. This way, it becomes balanced, I mean that's what I suppose they're doing. Not so bad right?. The other team members are crying out in enthusiasm, knowing that their team will be able to make it back in first place. Here they come, all with passion and need in their eyes, arms aching, voices hurting, and Amy's team makes it out first. Good Job guys!

Posted by unsociable 06:08 Archived in Malaysia Tagged water travel lake rafting raft belum_state_park

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