I ain’t gonna lie. I started my birthday in a pretty shitty mood. It was early, it was hot, my gym shoes and socks were soaked and it was not as easy to navigate through the river as I thought. Yes, I was a birthday brat y que?
Oddly enough my mood lifted after we capsized. Maybe the cold water felt good. But really I think it’s because our guides actually managed to find our GoPro in the rocky, murky, bustling river within a few minutes which was a miracle! Even they said it was rare to find a GoPro once it fell into the river. Ours would’ve been the 20th GoPro sacrificed to the river, along with countless sunglasses. So a big shout out to our guides at Semadang Kayak for saving us! I’m very grateful.
Note to self: Tie all items to your body while kayaking. Or at least attach the GoPro to the floaty stick attachment.
During the times I wasn’t complaining under my breath or making fun of Ivan for his lack of skills navigating in water ( I blame the fact he didn’t have a pool growing up), I felt very grateful for my surroundings, which included massive bamboo trees, sugar cane, wild watermelon, countless trees and shrubs and rock formations. We’re loving Borneo.
Here is a short video from our trip: