Friday, June 26, 2009

Tubing on the Rio Negro


Our next activity was tubing.  There were 6 of us tubing, with 3 attendants to guide and help us.  There was also an attendant who took any personal belongings from the horseback ride, such as extra clothes, and drove them to the end of the float trip so people could change into dry clothes at the end of the float.

As you can see in the 2 photos today and the during the past 2 days, this was not a "lazy river" float.  There were lots of rapids during the trip, which was 5 km (3 miles) long and took about an hour.  Some of the rapids were rated as Class III rapids.

The tubes had handles to hold on to, and a seat strapped in the middle to sit on and keep people from sliding down inside the inner tube.

Several people yesterday left comments guessing that the activity I would show today would be rafting.  Those were good guesses, but I think that this river would be too narrow and have too many twists and turns for rafts.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

An entire hour of that? Glorious!!!!

Sharon said...

I have to say, I am stunned. This has been quite a lot of adventure for one day. I can't even imagine attemping what you have done.

henny said...

Lesson I learned today: rafting is different from tubing :)).

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a great way to get downstream. :) You have some very interesting things on your blog. I did enjoy browsing through it.

Jarart said...

That looks like fun, I might do that but would more likely go back on the horses.

Abe Lincoln said...

I am guessing of course, since I don't really know you guys, but I guess you all praised the Lord at least once on the way down through them rapids.

Isn't it amazing what some people can do for entertainment -- get yourself dunked, splashed, and nearly drowned.

I am impressed.

glenda said...

What a beautiful river to be floating on. It does look a little rugged in some places.

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