Friendly hippos

Untitled from David Lansing on Vimeo.

When Marguarite first told me we were going whitewater river rafting in Fiji, I thought, Whitewater? In Fiji? Really?

But, you know what? It was very cool. The rapids were no big thing (Class II-III, if that) but the scenery was beautiful. All these fern grottos and massive cliffs with waterfalls cascading down them and strange tropical birds squawking in the rainforest. It was like the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland (“Feel that mist on your faces…Don’t worry, that’s only the monkeys in the trees”).

I kept half-expecting to come around a bend in the river and see some hippos. (“Don’t worry folks, they’re only dangerous when they blow bubbles and wiggle their ears…Uh-oh, looks like that big fella is going to attack us! Watch out! Bam-bam-bam!”)

Anyway, here’s three minutes of video I shot to give you a sense of what it is like. See if you can spot the hippo.

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