Wednesday, July 06, 2005

My white water rafting trip pictures

At last I managed to configure 'Gallery' software in my server.
I have uploaded the pictures of my White Water Rafting trip here.

http://www.planetvimal.com/gallery

I think it's super slow.

Iam sorry for that folks. I'll talk to the server guys and see why it's slow.

5 comments:

VJ said...

Amazing pictures mams!

I was thinking to myself - New river is 300 Million years old! What an irony to be called New River!!!

Subha said...

oohh The place is so untouched.
Did u get to see any wild animals apart from the one wearing a cap ??!!
300 million years old ??wow the river must have a long history then.Where does it originate from?

vimal said...

How dare you call saravanan as wild animal! He will be hurt.

vimal said...

VJ-
from a website...

The earliest settlers had no idea how wide the continent of North Americas really was. They were aware of the riches (primarily in furs) to be found on the west coast, and knew that the continent was less than 100 miles across down south at the isthmus of Panama. They also knew that a large mountain range loomed to the east of the western coast and that a similar mountain range bisected Central America at its narrowest point. It was only natural that they would suppose that these were the same mountains that they had discovered just a few hundred miles west of their east coast settlements.

Early trans-Allegheney explorers were intent on finding the "Northwest Passage" that they assumed would take them, by water, to the western coast of the new continent. In the early 1700's, upon finding a huge and potentially important waterway that actually ran in a northwesterly direction, they marked it on their maps as "a Newe River." No doubt, they were deferring the naming of such an important stream to the bureaucrats back east. Bureaucrats, being as lazy then as they are now, never got around to naming it and it remained simply "the New River." These pioneers from Virginia never explored the New much below the gorge as the going got very rough and the indians were not all that friendly to large groups of settlers.

Some years later, other explorers were riding flatboats and canoes down the Ohio River and came upon the mouth of a substantial stream coming in from the south and east. These included such luminaries as Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and even George Washington. The first explorers gave the new tributary the same name used by the local indians...Ka-na-wah. Neither group knew that they had discovered the same river and had given it two different names. So, today, we have the lower 95 miles of the river (from the mouth back upstream as far as Kanawha Falls where the Gauley and New confluence) called the Kanawha and the rest of the river called the New.

VJ said...

Some history there huh! Good one dude!