After the Vaal River Sheena tripped down to the Umzimkulu River where she met up with Adam Gray of Oribi Outdoors. Adam was kind enough to share not only his extensive river knowledge, but also provided a place to stay.
The Umzimkulu river was quite low, providing ideal conditions for a beginner kayaker. Day 5&6:
For a review of Adam’s operation, check out this blog post from early 2013.
Day 7 Sheena went out again to The Omen, to practice her new skill set:
Day 8 Adam came round to check out Sheena’s progress:
From day 9 we got some amazing new accommodation right next to The Omen, courtesy of the landowner, Paul Flanagan and family. Being close to the river means being closer to the action and we were stoked! Watch out for the next update.
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