Each river is a highly complex, dynamic individual. Some are friendly. Some less so. Sitting in a raft or kayak and cascading down the rapids is only part of the fun. The real thrill comes from utilising one’s experience and skill to read and figure out the best course to tackle the river. Since the white water rafter must work with the current rather than fighting it, understanding water flow is essential to having a successful, safe and enjoyable ride. – from www.wildasia.org, March 2005
Today the message from the river was clear – they’re not really interested in water walls right now, and they’d much rather keep working with water colors. It was a good reminder for me. There’s no sense in trying to swim up stream. Creating a water wall might happen later in the summer, and it may work better if we collect more materials. If you’re embarking on water wall work, Jenny at Let the Children Play has a great compilation of water wall examples.
The other message of the day was, “Please, no more pictures. I mean it.”