A detailed briefing on the beach prior to our journey.
First rapid, low levels are going to make for a bumpy ride.
A little bit of poling practice
Fiona looking good and in control.
With the water level being a little low and Anthony not particularly enjoying the close contact with boulders I decided we would line the next rapid.
It was good practice for both of us.
Down to the Reef Rapid, I had Fiona standing by with a throw line - specifically for Anthony whom had been briefed prior to descending the rapid. I could swim line the boat to the side if necessary.
Fiona looking composed
tees from Ken Oliver on Vimeo.
Just a bit wet then..
I made the decision to get off above the weir, the boy had done brilliantly, I did not want to push him too hard and I know he wasn't looking forward to the drop. A lovely journey, from a leadership perspective this was a good trip, leading family down a river does raise the anxiety and presents its own issues. Everyone was smiling so as we got off so I'll take that as a positive.