Our first plan when we arrived was to look for a place where we could shelter ourselves from the strong rain. We found one and there were other visitors that had the same plan as ours. It was only when all the adrenaline of the short run subsided that I get to observe the surroundings of Cantingas River Resort.
A valley that was carved by the river for many years. Rocks that looks like small shiny pebbles due to the distance from where I am and the rain. A platform that goes high above a pool that looks really deep. Trees and shrubs that had dark green leaves.
The rain gave a peaceful yet lonely mood. I liked it. It stopped our bodies from moving forward but allowed our minds to move forward and reflect. It gave time to talk to total strangers.
When the rains rage mellowed down I decided to walk to the towering platform for a different view. The concrete walkway was slippery that I had to walk slightly tiptoed to add friction to my steps. Slowly but surely. The flight of step to the tower was also slippery, this time it provided fences that one could hold on to.
From the second floor of the tower it provided a higher perspective of the place. A much better perspective that made me feel that I’m on top of things yet the floor above me says that there will always be something higher to go up to.