Rafting in Penang
07.11.2016 - 12.11.2016
The first hurdle ...choosing the groups. I waited in great anticipation that I would not be selected into the girly groups. That was okay for me because I enjoyed the challenge of being with other kids on the block .
Once I was placed in a group with some interesting members , I could settle my strategy for the big event of rafting .Judging by the kinds of people in my group, I thought that we would have a fair chance to win it. We split into two groups within our group, Raft 1 & Raft 2, I was in the second raft, the better raft, when the race started raft 1 of every group went while raft 2 of each group ate fish nuggets shaped like hearts, my groups raft was doing adequately well, they got to the shore on time and picked up the first rock needed to win, the way back though, was a different story, they slowed down, majorly, only to pick up the pace when Mr.gunputh *cough cough* unfortunately fell off the raft.
When they got back raft 2 -me- got on the raft, we killed it, we rafted with all our hearts, we even shouted “left, right, left, right” until the wind… the wind set us off track, slowly turning our raft, we tried our hardest, but we couldn’t get our raft back on track, we ended up waiting for the wind to turn us all the way around, then just turn our bodies around on the raft, paddle moving in sync and swiftly through the grey water, as we began nearing the shore of the island we saw many trunks of dead trees jutting out of the water, we needed to have amazing turning skills, which unfortunately we didn’t have. As we traversed the trees we quickly found out that to turn effectively we all had to paddling in the same direction except one of us who would paddle the other way, using our newfound knowledge we easily navigated through the sticks and trees, I, wearing water shoes, got off the raft to retrieve a stone from the shore, everyone turned around in their seats and we were off, swiftly paddling through the warm water back to the boat, our hearts swelled as we saw that because off the wind -and our awesomeness- the other groupe weren’t even halfway to the island!
A lot of strokes and a few poses for the camera drone above us and we were back at the house boats, getting high-fives for winning, watching the other groups compete and eating heart shaped fish nuggets.
Photo Taken by Warren Wee