As the Mid-autumn Festival is approaching, we’re about to bid farewell to August., while the weather is still burning hot. Recently, all of our colleagues in Silicone gifts sales department have been busy in proofing, and making deliveries. We all wanna seek for a chance to go out for relaxing, so that we can serve our customers with the best state in the coming harvest season. Therefore each of us unanimously proposed to go white water rafting in Qingyuan city.
On Sunday morning, we get the package ready and drive from Dongguan to Qingyuan. Since it is the very first time for us to go rafting, the whole team are so excited that we all talk and laugh all along the journey, like the pupils who are going for a spring outing. After about two and a half hour’s driving, we finally arrived at the rafting resort, Huangteng Canyon.
Huangteng Canyon is praised as "Guangdong's Little Jiu Zhai Paradise". The water quality and scenery are first-class. Huangteng Canyon rafting mainly includes Warrior rafting (Brave Warrior & Warrior) and Joyful rafting. The difference is Brave Warrior rafting is at the upstream of the river, total 2.8KM long, with more steep river way, and different levels of falls, which also means bigger risks we may take. After knowing this, we all are happy that we choose the warrior drift at the downstream which is only 2.0 km long.
We collect the tickets, and wait for tourist bus to take us to the rafting zone in the canyon. Lucky that we have not been waiting for too long. As the bus is running on the winding road, we can see the green mountains hidden among the clouds, and butterflies flying above the running river. Such picturesque scene makes me want to sing!
After putting on the life jacket and helmet, as the first batch of warriors, we take the lead to get on the rubber boats. Along with the rapid stream, we start our adventurous and exciting rafting. The next moment, we meet the first jet stream, and all of us together with the boat rush down to the fall before we get prepared. Our boats are filled with water after several after a few turns rotation, and we all get wet from the top to the bottom. To be frank, it is far from comfortable to sit in the boats which are full of water, but if compared with the excitement and joy of rafting, then it is not worth mentioning.
I feel I was almost hurling away while passing the several rapid falls. For the fear of my head hitting the rocks behind, I am nervous all the way. Since there is too much water in the boat, our boat cannot even continue to drift at the place where water flows quietly, and just spinning slowly. Hence our colleagues go into the river and push the boat slowly, some just use the helmet to bail the water out of boat, then meet the next rushing rapid. With the teamwork spirit, we are ahead of other people all the way. Sometimes we simply stop for water fight. Even though the warrior rafting is not as excited and adventurous as brave rafting, the feeling of excitement never fades next to it. I become to relax myself and enjoy the moment with the whole team. We end the 40 minutes adventurous rafting in a period of quiet sight-seeing. Huangteng Canyon is really a resort worth visiting, and each of us is the real warrior.