Running the rapids
Trip Start Jul 15, 2007
197Trip End Jul 16, 2008
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When we made our list of preferred activities the first night, before we decided to leave a day early and spend only one full day at Taman Negara, Katharine's first choice and mine was to do what the brochure describes as Rapid Shooting, a ninety-minute trip up and down river over seven rapids. Jack was reluctant, preferring a trip to a waterfall with a natural Jacuzzi for swimming. He was finally persuaded.
Within ten minutes of boarding the boat, we knew we'd made a good decision. We were seated in a shorter version of the low-slung skinny homemade boat we'd taken from the bus stop. Our pilot cast off and raced up the river. When we hit the first rapids, waves began to hit the boat and splash over the gunwales, at first in packets and then in buckets. Jack and Katharine up front began to laugh. After one huge splash soaked Amy to the skin, Alec shouted out, "This is the best day of my life!"
I turned back to Amy. "We have to Fastpass this and come back before the park closes!"