Aug 18, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
The rest of the day included gear checks, raft rigging, swims to the middle of the river (which I chickened out of) and other random tests.
How appropriate is it that on the Day of the Dead (as it is in Mexico) that I should have my face-off with the Bruja Blanca (White Witch) of the Pescados. As the river comes down this rapid, almost the entire flow hits a wall, creating a large recirculating pillow of water. The challenge for us was to complete a ferry from one side of the flow to the other in a raft. Hit it and you might flip! I`m pleased to say that I managed to do my ferries without any carnage.