Whitewater rafting UP river


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Photo courtesy of RiverRunnersNS.com

I’ve been waiting a long time for this one to be published: The most unusual whitewater rafting in the world, for Fodor’s.

It’s based on my first whitewater rafting experience ever, in the Shubenacadie River in Nova Scotia.

I’d always been a little nervous about whitewater rafting, with a not-entirely-irrational-but-not-too-rational-either fear of falling out of the boat and hitting my head on a rock under the waves.  When I heard about rafting on the Shubie, which is just a bunch of sandbars, I was ready to give it a try.

The experience was like being on a bucking bronco riding a roller coaster with the occasional bathtub full of water tossed in your direction. And it’s incredibly fun :-)

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The tidal bore. Photo courtesy of Shubie.com

I’ll have more articles for Fodor’s published this summer and fall, about two of my favourite countries — Cambodia and Turkey.

And if you’re interested in whitewater rafting on the other side of Canada, check out my articles about Whistler, BC, where I went rafting the old-fashioned way: Adrenaline Whistler. And no, I didn’t fall out of either boat.

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Photo courtesy of RiverRunnersNS.com

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