Rafting. It’s been such a long time since I want to try this kind of experience. Before, I just watched it from TV or vids, but now, it’s my chance to feel it by myself. How excited that will be. On the other hand, A little bit scary. There is some fear creep through my mind.
That day, we gathered in Bogor. For someone who live in Jakarta, I should take the train to get there. Then, I leave the rest to others who knew the route.
It was arrange by my friend, Tari. She is very familiar with adventurous things like this. She loves outdoor activities and engages with nature. It really nice to befriend with someone like her.
Anyway, we went to the site… got our gear, put them on, and brought it to the river downhill. Since it was a first time for me, guides were there to explain some things that we need to know and do it during rafting. We listened well, and be ready for whatever ahead of us in the river.
After the brief explanation, I kept things in mind for next rafting. In the future, I have to wore a comfortable outfit, sport shoes, swimming cap, for I wore hijab, and physical preparation before the D-Day. Because that time, I missed all that.
Once I got on board, I just can’t wait. Rafted along the river, waited for big stream, avoided some big rocks or crashed between team and enjoyed the surrounding view
It was sooo thrilled and full of excitement. Couldn’t describe how I felt that day. The view is so beautiful. The cliffs, the trees, the rocks, and the waterfall. I just couldn’t ask for more. During this kind of excitement and admiration, I felt very grateful to GOD, for giving me such amazing view in the world where I live in.
Before going home, last but not least, trying to raft using banana boat. Wow, it was so hard to handle it. I felt like I was going to fall to the river. And yes, I did.
The banana boat was upside down, I was afraid, and I was like just lying there on the surface of the river, drifted by the stream while avoiding branches and rocks around me. Waiting for someone to rescue me.
But, it was not as scary as I thought it will be. If I got another chance to try it again, I am definitely gladly said YES, off course!
There is nothing to be afraid of. There is no fear that can’t be resolved. As long as I have positive mindset. And take challenge as a new way to learn new things.