Tuesday, 16 March 2010

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS I.E. RAFTS

Its nice to have friends, especially friends who own rafts and take you out in them, thanks Mike and Bex.  Well since I don’t have the same talent for writing as Rose and Crystal, and since they have posted most of the photos already I will keep it short.  So yes I nearly drowned, I was under the water for 22 seconds which seemed a lot longer, I was very confused, I swallowed a lot of water, I didn’t know which way was up or down, it was very dark.  I was especially confused when I went into the ball position as instructed but still didn’t come up after 3 attempts, (I kept getting dragged and bashed out of position) I wondered why this was happening to me, even when i surfaced I couldn’t breathe because I was choking …it was really quite terrifying, yet strangely exhilarating and one of the worst things to ever happen to me, I still have a throbbing headache 3 days later and my back is covered in bruises, I am  very grateful for my helmet.

 

Casey falls outDean and Rose over the falls

IMG_8557Carly1

In all it was a good day and I feel like I bonded with everyone present as we all faced danger together, So we now have a rafting fellowship of Mike, Bex, Dean Carly, Rose, Crystal, Sam, Jasmine, Clinton, Jake, KC, Mary and our little mascots Asher and Sophie.

11 comments:

Jaz said...

let me be the first to say from a first hand experience (ie being in the raft alongside you), you well and truly got epic-ly trashed and yet live to tell the tale like a cartoon super-hero. you rock.

Chris said...

Whoa. i think being kept under water like that and drowning is my most horrible nightmare/fear.I am certain I would not make it. Even just reading the words gets my heart beating. I am sorry you are hurting but glad you are alive :)

Sounds like one helluva trip! Epic bike trips, epic rafting trips...can't wait to hear what's next.

Crystal said...

Hey carly
I have been eagerly awaiting your post. Nothing can beat a first hand account! Glad you are alive xxxxxxxxxxx

Charlotte Rose said...

Great post - that video is sooo scary to watch but is epically topped off with HOLY SH*t - that is awesome.

Charlotte Rose said...

Extreme Fellowship

viv said...

I'LL probably watch the videoo every night for at least a year!

Charlotte Rose said...

ps. sorry i took all your photos, but I only used a few theres still a tun if you wanted to post

M. said...

holy crap. that looks fun but terrifying at the same time. As you watch the video it looks so unassuming... glad you're alright!

tom and jonelle said...

Holy crap girl....hope that you are feeling better soon. Is there another rafting trip scheduled soon?ILY

Pita said...

loved the video - such a great adventure - glad everyone (especially yourself) made it home safely

mikeburtnz said...

Hey Carly
I knew it was possible to be held down after just hearing about another acquaintence who was held down for 30-40 seconds or so the night before.
But unlike some rivers I knew you would eventually pop back to the surface. I thought about it and decided I was ok with that possibility.
After seeing you I'm not anymore.
Sorry you got a hiding, you took it like a champ.
becks