A few days ago we went "canoe rafting" down the Rivière des Marsouins, one of the rivers on Reunion's east coast.
|Rivière des Marsouins|
Canoe-rafting is basically canoeing in a two-person inflatable canoe rather like a small raft.
|example of a canoe-raft|
We went with Oasis Eaux Vives, one of several companies who offer this type of activity on Reunion, and actually the same company with whom I did my hen party activity a few years ago (a water ramble - but that's another story!).
You can choose a full-day or half-day activity - our group had chosen the latter. The actual river descent was interspersed with a few stops. One was to jump into the river from some rocks using a rope:
and another was practicing going downriver in the security position (feet first, body as flat as possible):
|before going down river in the security position |
we had to get to the middle of the river - no easy task!
All in all a great outing was had by all !