Done for the Day!

by Mridula on April 9, 2013

in Canon D550,India,Photography,Uttarakhand

Did it ever occurred to you that what happened to the rafts after we were done for the day? The first time I went rafting I was so hungry after it that all my attention was concentrated on food and chatting. Not so this time.

Do I have all the paddles?

Do I have all the paddles?

So I noticed this guy walking away with all the paddles and a keen concentration on his face which seems to be saying, “Do I have them all?” I am sure someone else did the same with the helmets and the life jackets.

There were stairs!

There were stairs!

The biggest task is to take the raft back home and these four strong people were trying to do just that. This was the ghat near Ram Jhula at Haridwar. And there were stairs to negotiate!

Jor laga ke!

Jor laga ke!

And this group needed more than four people to negotiate the steps. If there are enough professionals with the raft they don’t ask the customers to help. But I have seen groups where customers also helped in hauling the raft. I was never asked to give a hand and I wonder how will I fare if I was actually asked to help!

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Finally the raft is tied on the top of a jeep and it is all set to go home! This time I saw people adjusting the tilt of the raft on the jeep as well. Rafting has been fun for me but this time I also enjoyed clicking the homeward journey of the raft.

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umashankar April 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

That is an interesting and pictorial reportage for sure!

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The Countryside Blog April 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Good blog post about rafting. It was enjoyable to read Mridula.

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Manish Kumar April 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Never Thought about it ! Can’t they have their parking storage by the side of the river :)

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Vishal Rathod April 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

Clicking anything while traveling can be fun and at least an interesting post like this can be made out of it. Also I got to know how this happens .
Nice one . keep posting more like this.

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Malini April 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Good that you captured at unusual phenomenon! I still have rafted even once. Itching to do it ASAP!

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Easwar Arumugam April 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

That’s helluva of job to take the rafters home and bring it back again. Like the pictures.

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My Say April 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

reminded me of Tiesta … river rafting on the way to Gangtok Sikkim … nice captures !! missing nature so much !! :(

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