Recently the China 2 West Quality Control, Engineering and Sourcing teams enjoyed a fun day of rafting in the rocky hills of Tai Shan.
The day commenced with a bus containing around 30 of the C2W crew travelling to a resort where they were treated to an early lunch of; Cured Meat, Turtle soup (for the adventurous few), Taro with Dried Fish among other delicacies.
After lunch and once energies were restored, a brief bus journey was taken to the edge of a jungle the team had to make their way through to reach the rafts. An assortment of obstacles had to be traversed along the way, which included ladders, ropes and wires.
Once they reached the rafts, the team geared up with suitable protection for the rafting. For the journey some had previously acquired various water based weaponry, some had not, and some improvised with available materials such as water bottles etc.
They were then joined by a couple of other parties of people, and once all were in their respective rafts, the 6 kilometer rapid journey began.
The first section of the rapids was surprisingly, almost worryingly, fast. Luckily there was plenty of trained staff at hand to make sure that no one came to any harm.
The rest of the raft ride consisted of 40 minutes of plateaus where the scenic beauty could be observed and taken in, followed by drops in which the speed changed at once, filled with jumps and turns.
On returning, the crew members then made their way back to the bus, and eventually with all present the bus left for the China 2 West offices, journeys end.
Manufacturing in China is always an entertaining enterprise, but this was a change of pace that was enjoyed by all.