G'day All, This is not a ride report. Seeing the recent post by VietHorse (4 nation ride Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos _ Thailand) http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/38814-4-Nation-ride-Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos-Thailand/page2?p=292694#post292694 Plus his fantasic pic at Khone Phapheng Waterfall Bought back some great memories of a 5 day kayaking trip a bunch of mates and I did in 2009. Some pictures for those that would like to stop and smell the roses and explore the area by Kayak. Truly fantastic and I want to do this again.. More to this area than Khong island and a sandy beach... As it is so long ago I can't really remember much of the story.. Will be mostly pictures and not in any specific order. The Gang just after crossing at Chong Mek (Lao Guide on the right) We all know each other through work or friends of friends through work. Mick and Antony both accomplished kayakers, bought their own Kayaks along.. us newbies had the rubber Kayak's you will see later. First afternoon we arrive down river close towards Khong island.. Get some lessons on how to Kayak.. All calm water and spend the new few hours Kayaking to where will spend the night after stopping for a beer Lao along the way. More lessons along the way.. How to fall out and how to get back in.. (Later on in the trip.. we will do some pretty serious rapids.. At least for newbies) Picture onwards not in any order. In the next three pics you can see the observation area on the other side of the falls. We had to stop further upstream and carry the Kayak's around / down the falls.. One of the best swimmers went first.. got across and then thrown a rope which was secured around a rock. Then we all jumped in and swam across while the current took us down stream pretty fast. The first fella waiting to pull us in or help if we got in to trouble. All else failed.. grab on to the rope and wait there until you could be pulled out. Aiming to get as far out in to the centre of the falls / river as possible.. More pics to come..