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Old but fit for the trip

Avinesh Gopal
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HE maybe old but he knows that he will be able to do it.

After making some cross-country trips on Viti Levu, Anil Prakash is now preparing to document every waterfall that feeds rivers feeding the Sigatoka River.

Mr Prakash, 54, has been making trips through the mountainous terrain on Viti Levu for the past 10 years.

Some of his trips have been reported by this newspaper in the past.

"I've always been interested in visiting places in the interior that most people seldom have the opportunity to go to," he said.

He started making cross-country trips as repentance for the petty crimes that he committed which resulted in him being incarcerated for some time.

"There are a lot of beautiful places in the country which have not been exposed to the outside world yet.

"I aim to do this by first documenting on waterfalls feeding the Sigatoka River."

Mr Prakash said the Tappoo Group of Companies had given him a digital camera to photograph places on his journey.

He said J R White and Taunovo Buses Limited had also assured him of sponsorship.

"I want to publish a magazine or something to document the waterfalls that I'll capture on camera and other things that I'll come across during my journey.

"Since I'll be walking up to the highlands starting from Sigatoka Town and camping in the bushes, I'll need some camping stuff too.

"I'm still looking for sponsors for my camping gear and other small things that I'll need for my trip to document the waterfalls."

He said he would make the trip himself but anyone interested in joining him, especially tourists, are welcome to contact him on his Facebook page.


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