Rapids are kind of like life. One day you can be cruising along lazily through life, or find yourself in a comfortable routine not even recognizing you´re in a happy place. Suddenly, in the distance the sound of rushing water alerts you to trouble ahead. You take position with your paddle, ready to navigate past rocks, against currents avoiding falling out of the boat, or being defeated. There´s adrenaline involved, and each time you make it past each obstacle your arms are getting stronger and you´re building mental resistance. Like life, there will be a time to paddle against the current, as well as a time to retreat and quickly bend down inside the boat (Todos adentro/Get down) .
My initial fear of falling out of the boat and into the water was suddenly wiped out when I experienced how much control you have in the boat. The thrill of the natural obstacle course, the team effort of taking direction from the guide, the adrenaline rush of the unknown danger, and the fierce camraderie of rowing in unity all make the experience SWEET! I found myself bored when the still water came, yearning to hear that water rushing. Costa Rica turned me out, I´m a rafting aficionado now… Enjoy the hilarious pictures!