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Rafting sullies style

By johnboy - 1 March 2012 66

It’s an ill wind that blows no good.

While the rains have been a huge inconvenience to many, and crushed the dreams of others, a surprising number of ANU students were able to grab rubber rafts and make merry on Sullivans Creek.

Thanks to Gus929 for the tip.

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Rafting sullies style
Ben_Dover 9:58 am 02 Mar 12

Ah, the innocent days of studenthood. Oxford has the Isis, Cambridge the Cam, and Canberra…

Beside the river make for you
A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep
Deeply above; and green and deep
The stream mysterious glides beneath,
Green as a dream and deep as death.

To smell the thrilling-sweet and rotten
Unforgettable, unforgotten
River-smell, and hear the breeze
Sobbing in the little trees.
Say, do the elm-clumps greatly stand
Still guardians of that holy land?
The chestnuts shade, in reverend dream,
The yet unacademic stream?

Instant Mash 9:45 am 02 Mar 12

Gotta make the most of it, right?

poetix 9:33 am 02 Mar 12

‘Why can’t fellows be allowed to do what they like when they like and as they like, instead of other fellows sitting on banks and watching them all the time and making remarks and poetry and things about them?’ Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

It’s the references to Toad and a rat that made me remember that!

EvanJames 9:12 am 02 Mar 12

Watson said :

Disinformation said :

Yes, they’re laughing about it at this point, but now you know how idiots get killed in floodwater. Exactly the same sort of behaviour ends up as bodies found later on.

Ooh, students disobeying the authorites, Who’d have thunk?

I’m glad someone is making the most of a bad situation and it looks like heaps of fun. Tad cold though.

My oath. Maybe their parents didn’t wrap them in sufficient cotton wool, and they still know how to have fun. The next generation won’t, they’ll stand there and film things with their phones, but that’ll be it.

Jethro 8:19 am 02 Mar 12

Watson said :

Disinformation said :

Yes, they’re laughing about it at this point, but now you know how idiots get killed in floodwater. Exactly the same sort of behaviour ends up as bodies found later on.

Ooh, students disobeying the authorites, Who’d have thunk?

I’m glad someone is making the most of a bad situation and it looks like heaps of fun. Tad cold though.

Sure. As long as they don’t expect SES volunteers to risk their lives rescuing them if things go wrong.

Bec ause no-one has ever come to grief playing in flooded creeks.

Watson 8:00 am 02 Mar 12

Disinformation said :

Yes, they’re laughing about it at this point, but now you know how idiots get killed in floodwater. Exactly the same sort of behaviour ends up as bodies found later on.

Ooh, students disobeying the authorites, Who’d have thunk?

I’m glad someone is making the most of a bad situation and it looks like heaps of fun. Tad cold though.

Disinformation 7:05 am 02 Mar 12

Yes, they’re laughing about it at this point, but now you know how idiots get killed in floodwater. Exactly the same sort of behaviour ends up as bodies found later on.

pptvb 6:43 am 02 Mar 12

OzChick said :

lobster said :

But I always think – who knows what is on the bottom there?

Well, who knows what’s in that storm water? Effluent?

Going by the RANK stench there yesterday, I’d say a fair bit.

wildturkeycanoe 5:10 am 02 Mar 12

I’m not surprised that it takes the intellect of a university student to disobey the warnings issued by the SES. Stay out of flooded creeks and rivers during flash flooding and you won’t get swept away. Sure it might look like fun now, but when someone drowns under that murky runoff, they’ll be mourned as a hero, a sensible, top of their class student with a bright future.
Don’t go whining to the authorities when you capture the moment with your i-phone, when your mate is drowning. Don’t go posting it all up on a Facebook memorial with all the fanfare of a war hero. Use you brains and prevent a tragic death before it happens!

OzChick 12:25 am 02 Mar 12

lobster said :

But I always think – who knows what is on the bottom there?

Well, who knows what’s in that storm water? Effluent?

lobster 12:04 am 02 Mar 12

I have always thought of and wanted to do this when the storm water gets really high.
But I always think – who knows what is on the bottom there?

Chop71 12:02 am 02 Mar 12

Back in my day, I was bitten by a Sullies Rat

johnboy 11:32 pm 01 Mar 12

I think the water flow rate today is better than average

arescarti42 11:24 pm 01 Mar 12

Looks like a lot of fun.

Interestingly, one piece of advice my science tutor gave the group when I was a first year student was don’t go throwing people in to the creek, because it is a really good way to get very sick.

Hopefully she was wrong.

EvanJames 11:09 pm 01 Mar 12

How awesome is that? I lived in Toad for a bit, and used to watch the creek go up, but never thought of rafting on it.

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