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Travelling and Adventure Sports

Adventure sports was something i indulged in heavily dousing my travelthon . The river rafting on the ganges in Hrishikesh or Bunjee Jumping from a 80 meter tall tower , i enjoyed them for the first time . Rafting over the rapid’s dancing away on the icy water . My boat always seemed to loose control but never did. I learnt how to navigate the rapids by rowing and taking up postures that would save me from spilling over into the river . Our guide was clear with his instructions as we floated away in the river surrounded by rocky mountains with jagged edges . Sometimes we came close to hitting these edges but narrowly escaped . It was a bumpy ride as we flew over one rapid into the arms fo the other. Everyone had his hamlet on just incase the boat tumbled . As we came into quitter and shallow waters , i jumped into the river holding the roped of the raft , floating away in the mighty ganges.

Here it was that i stood on a iron beam overlooking a 80 meter drop into the river below .It was time to do bunjiee jumping for the first time . My instructor Dave who was from Newzeland ties my feet with the long elastic ropes , with belts protecting them . When i was all suited up i was walked to the edge asked to take a deep breathe and jump . I must say when i looked down i got scared and moved a few steps back ,but i was composed after a few deep breathes and just jumped . The rush was chilling and i cried out my guts on the down as everything whirled around me .The rope yanked me up as i hit rock bottom and then agin the rush of blood . After being tossed around in this manner , i reached the arms of the guy who untied me and let me go , with a Certificate in my hand saying I did it.

I enjoyed water sports in the island of Boracy in Phillipines . Here i took the water scooter deep into the sea and whirled around for hours . Sometimes stopping right in the middle , it becomes very silent at times in the sea , only the gushing of the wind and stillness . I prayed here again for my fathers soul and started my scooter back towards the jetty .Scooters are like jet ski’s but make a lot of voice they bob about in water when hit by waves all in all a very fun filled experience. I jumped from a 20 meter board into the wild sea while i was island hopping in Boracy . Snokeling was another new experience for me here.

But the most fascinating was Scubba Diving in Maldives . I had a local called Dost as my instructor he loved to sing bollywood songs and had taken a liking to me . I got a discount dollar 50 for a dive and thats it i was hooked . To the beauty of the sea the various colours and type of plants fishes and other flora and tuna . It was like being in the film finding Nemo . I made an underwater video . Chaed sea turtles and danced with sharks .

Posted by Anuj Tikku 12:17 Archived in Maldives Republic

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