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It’s Always Something

Apart from the 2 unplanned swimming sessions that Jurie and Devon took on day 7, there were other obstacles that they had to overcome.

The Senqu River is quite heavily silted up, leading to sand bars everywhere.

The Senqu River is quite heavily silted up, leading to sand bars everywhere.

The Senqu River is currently very heavily silted up, due to several factors i’m sure, but the countryside around has seen massive erosion and so the sand builds up in the slow moving water.  This picture shows the guys in what we considered a wide section of river. Even lower downstream where the water should be deep and the rivers wide the guys are still running into shallow sand bars, often in the middle of the river.

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About jurie pohl

Life is what you make of it. I spend as much time as humanly possible, off the beaten track. where I do not have a choice though, I stay on the track. most of these tracks are within the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. I have been hiking and leading groups professionally for 6 years and have got well over a thousand hours under the belt. I have done more Passes and solo-expeditions than I can recall, most notably of them, the Grand Traverse. The Senqu expedition was an adventure I could simply not negate. I am sure however, that it will not be the last time I undertake a grand venture and am in fact, already dreaming of the next exploratory challenge! Milk it while you can!

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