After two days of pool sessions in the pool at Tranquilitas, Waterval Boven, Sheena headed off to the Free State Town of Parys to get some action in the Vaal river in her quest to learn how to kayak.
First we went to the Fluid factory, to say howzit to South Africa’s prime kayak manufacturer, where marketing Jedi Johann Swart took us for a tour.
Next she paid a visit to Daniel Barnard who graciously lent her a dry top and some other gear to ease the transition into the world of white water kayaking.
Gatsien Wave (Day 3):
Sheena’s third day was filled with current, eddies, roll and swims…
First river run (Day 4 of kayaking)
Day 4 and time for her first river run. Sheena headed off to the Canoe club to put in above the weir in the capable hands of Dewet Michau and Bertrand vd Berg, for a paddle down to Gatsien.