|2004-08-02 - Stuck in the Kulu River
Stuck in the Kulu River at E 25512807 N 6890422, completely soaked and knackered
Immediately after sending last nights dispatch, we realized the waterlevel in the river had risen enormously and that we would be forced to abandon camp once again same day! Traveling during the night is impossible, so we put the alarm on 15 minutes throughout the night to check the level of the river. We were forced to brake camp at 4.30 am. The river is full of sediment and is dangerously fast. If we turn over, thats it. The area is totally flooded and it is almost impossible to find anywere to pitch camp. We found this camp at 11 am, after 12 kms paddling.
If speed picks up even more on the river, we´re stuck. Unable to move.
It rains continuosly and the mosquitos are swarming us.