We passed a few small enclaves as we chugged out of town
and even a local with a fishing pole trying his luck
The vestiges of town life quickly receded and soon we were deep into a forested canyon with chalky cliffs peeking out from the trees. Many of these formations have been given fanciful names, which the guide on the boat was fond of talking about.
Walkers or smaller parties can hire motor boats to assist their passage through or around the gorge. We didn't see any oared boats or canoes, perhaps because the current is too strong.