IT was bright and sunny in the middle of the day when the boys and I decided to float down the Erap River on our car tube.
We got the tube and followed the river up to Erap Bridge on the Highlands Highway.
Then we followed it further to a village called Kasuka at the junction of upper Erap and Boana.
Reaching the village, we walked down straight down to the river and prepared our tube to float on it.
There were many stones in the fast flowing river, which we did our best to avoid as we floated along.
Then we bumped into a big stone, which hurt our hands and legs and we lost our grip on the tube. The river nearly carried it away.
Fortunately we were quick enough to get the tube back.
After this, we did not want to float again so just followed the river down.
We walked slowly along the river bank, our hands and legs paining.
We wanted to float on the tube again but were scared by the many stones and the rough river.
In future we will float down our own Wara Simbu which flows slowly along without the big stones.