Lunch Break on Flickr.
Not a bad spot to stop and have some lunch while floating down the Dart River.
Fun story; while us tourists were having lunch, the guides started running around and looking nervous and talking amongst themselves as if something was the matter. Well, apparently something was very much the matter. While we had been out on the river, a slip had occurred further upstream cutting off the flow of the river. We were in the morning group, so when the afternoon group was making their way up to the launch point, they discovered they could no longer get that far up river as the water level had dropped. Within a few hours, the water level in the river had dropped several feet. The guides were now worried about two things happening. One, the river may dry up so much we get stranded. Two, the dam that was blocking the river would violently burst sending a massive flash flood into the valley we were now sitting in. They decided to toss everyone back into the jetboats and head downriver back to base camp at full throttle. In the end, the dam is holding, a new lake has formed, and the river is simply flowing over the top. The lesson here, don’t mess with nature.
Source: Flickr / casualcapture