Rub-a-dub-dub,Three men in a tub,And how do you think they got there? The butcher, the baker,The candlestick-maker, They all jumped out of a rotten potato, Twas’ enough to make a fish stare…
While 5 cyclists head up the Nam Ou river in Northern Laos during the dry season the adventure begins not with 3 men in a tub but by 5 cyclists loading 5 bicycles with full gear and 14 passengers aboard a shallow long wooden boat. Together we all venture NW along the river through the cascading shallow current , amongst local fisherman and happy children as we head towards the starting point for the mountain road to China. After we destroyed propeller number three on the river floor rocks, trekked up the river bank on foot around the shallow rapids and then pushed the boat through the river, the adventure to China begins…..Please enjoy the photos for words alone cannot do this adventure justice.
|Most mornings in the mountains of Laos begin with a captive audience of little locals|
|Despite the locals having a PHD in loading stuff, 5 cyclist still come up with a great plan on|
how to pack 5 bicycles on to a boat
|My NEW shipped for free to anywhere Be The Adventure T-shirt came in handy on the river adventure|
|Fishing For Dinner|
|Pushing a boat can tucker out a couple of cyclists faster then a mountain road|