Monday, 7 November 2016

ABC Wednesday, R for Rafting.

In my last post I wrote that the surroundings of Queenstown are popular with tourists. There are a lot of possibilities to participate in outdoor sports, like skiing and rafting.
Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. We didn't do it for it is very dangerous especially when it is done  on whitewater or different degrees of rough water.

The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern.

Thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with R


Vicki Lane said...

That photo in the header is spectacular!

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see the photos after the rafting trip when I know all came through okay, lol, but you won't catch me on the raft myself. :)

photowannabe said...

I just don't think I am brave enough to do that. I would probably be the first one overboard!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Ik denk niet dat ik zomaar in zo'n bootje zou stappen..... kweet het eigenlijk wel zeker ;-)
Water is niet mijn ding om te voelen dus nee zo'n douche als daarin hoef ik niet hoor

Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Photo Cache said...

I can say I have done white water rafting, an activity that I don't ever want to repeat again.

Roger Owen Green said...

looks dangerous!

Hildred said...

lots of white water rafting on the Similkameen, between here and the neighbouring town. The waters are quiter downstream and our children loved rafting on the river.

Trubes said...

Love the opening shot...spectacular.
When I saw the whie water RAFTING, i thought
you'd been doing it, thank goodness you didn't.
I wouldn't be brave enough, but it must be
quite exilerating, that is aged 21 and fit!
Interesting read and great pictures,
Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We've rafted the McKenzie River in Oregon -- it has some whitewater. A great time -- our grandson and his wife were our guides/ran the raft. Beautiful pictures.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands came to NZ, They lay a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and visiting the Great War exhibition on the 7th Nov.

"Perfect timing, just when hundreds of hectares of tulips of tulips are in full bloom in the deep south

Marja said...

We never went wild water rafting only jetboating once in Cromwell Exciting and scary