Cold, wet, and pretty great...

The entire barrel scene from second part of ’The Hobbit’ was CGI, and it is kind of disappointing – mainly for the actors, I gather. Imagine watching yourself on the screen, seemingly having fun and action in those barrels on the river, shooting goblins and bouncing off the walls and bridges… And then you realise that you did not not actually get to do any of that stuff in real life, the computer geeks did it for you. I cannot wait till barrel riding becomes an Olympic sport, but for now, we have to make do with more conventional means of river transport. Such as rafts, kayaks, boats, life jackets and our asses.  read more...