White water rafting: on my to-do life list for an incredibly long time, and on the Tully River a few hours outside Cairns, it finally happened. Karalyn and I hopped on a bus that drove us past sugarcane and countless trees and we arrived at the main center and signed in and grabbed some river shoes that we didn’t have to worry about getting wet. Then it was off to the river where we grabbed helmets, life jackets, and paddles and hopped into the boat. It was so much fun- grade 4 rapids and low flow water. I can’t imagine what it would be like when all the snow is melting and the water flow is really high! Below is a pic from the trip- most of them didn’t turn out well.
Our guide helped us through the rapids, yelling “Go right!” “Paddle left,” and “GET DOWN!” to ensure we stayed in the raft through the rapids. It was a lot of fun. Towards the end we intentionally flipped the raft- not an experience I care to repeat. But overall, it was a lot of fun.