There is clear divergence in the group.
Some are here for the overall lifestyle, and some just for the
kayaking. These kind of things happen but can be tough to deal with.
It's almost noon and we're still waiting for people to get up. Once all
are (mostly) alive it's time to choose a river. We don't have a whole
lot of options and head to the Rio Trancura. I raise concerns
about whitewater needs being satisfied on a commercial rafting river
but am assured I won't regret it. Apparently when it's sunny out there
is great scenery. Not so much when it's overcast and drizzling. The one
big rapid proves to be entertaining, and the rest, well, just what you
would expect from a commercial grade III-IV river.
Trancura is enough for most of the team and they head back to the
hostel to continue recovery. A few of us take one car back for a quick
Palguin lap in the rain.
Yoshi Takahashi enjoying another lap.
Amazing to have two channels that are
both perfect twenty footers. Retrospectively I should have asked them
each to run a channel. Rok Sribar boofs out.
Knowing the run a little better we fly through the portage rapid down
to boof to swim. Yoshihiro Takahashi boofs.
Rok Sribar boofs away.
That wraps up our day, and the evening
passes in debate on what to do. Eventually we have a plan, even though
we know it will change in the morning.
Rain brings up the Puesco.
Yoshihiro Takahashi in the lush
vegetation of the Puesco.
We boat scout through the Puesco, it's
not much for photos in the rain, which is not supposed to stick around,
so we pack up and head south, hoping to catch the fabled Rio