When first deciding to take the big leap to travel or pursue something different, the same types of questions and trepidation fill our minds. What if I fail? What if I get into an accident? What if I end up hating it?
This adrenaline has totally been challenged when it came to us to snorkel below the surface of the sea, somewhere in Pangandaran West Java. We were brought by our tour guide using a small boat a few kilometers from the seashore. We were obliged to put on a safety vest to protect and keep us flowing on the surface of the water. Initially we were pretty doubted to plunge into the water due to our fear of unexpected sea things particularly scary sea creatures. We wouldn’t have even touched the water if we hadn’t forced ourselves to do so. And with all the strengths we did it. The fresh and coolness of the salty water has swept our doubts away. How the sensation of stepping our feet on rough coral was real, how the view of flawlessly bright blue sky was breathtaking.
Fear of the unknown is normal. It is perfectly normal to be scared, excited, and nervous all at the same time. As soon as you take the first big step, that is when you will be reminded that adventure is out there. That there are a million and one new things to see and discover and we were just getting started.
Another adventurous experience was when were challenged to practice body rafting in such a wild river, Sungai Cijulang Desa Kertayasa Pangandaran. We loaded an open vehicle up passing through rocky, windy and bumpy roads to reach the edge of the river. As soon as we arrived at the location we had to descend an extremely steep and slippery rocky pavement in starway. It took us minutes as we had to walk slowly and carefully. At the end we reached the edge of the river. We were astonished to find the way how to plunge into the water, there was no other way than jumping from the edge of the river. The river stream was extreme and this was challenging. Amidst such cold water, we managed ourselves to crawl, stroll, float, swim following the situation of the stream.Fear and laughter burst. Passing through gigantic and muddy rocks we were mesmerized by the beauty of the nature. How the fountains gracefully pouring its million cubics of water mingle with the wild bush and greenery. What a stunning natural gift God has bestowed upon us. (Arifah Hilyati).
Please watch our adventures in this link below: