Paddle Power Activities
Monday was supposed to be bright sunshine. King's College Bryanston was bringing 60 grade 7's for a day of fun and adventure to Paddle Power. Instead I woke at 5.30 to the dreaded sound of rain on our thatch roof. Don't get me wrong. I love the rain and we need it to fill the river to make our river rafting more fun.
The drizzle slowed for a while, became a shower followed by drizzle and more showers.
Do we load the rafts and transport them to the launch site? Shall we set up the target shooting stations? Do I recommend that the school postpones? Will they want to come? My mood was as dark as the clouds.
Not only were the youngsters river rafting but we had a whole day planned for Crossbow, Archery and Paintball Target Shooting as well.
We always love it when our clients return again and again to join us for river rafting and/or abseiling fun.
So it was a great pleasure to welcome the new group of 2nd year students from the Centurion Academy Hospitality Management campus who visit us each year.
River rafting like other outdoor activites is subject to the weather playing nice. It poured with rain all night and was still miserable and drizzly early this morning. Frantic Whatsapp messages between myself, the client, the river guides and Lucia, who was catering for the students, went backwards and forwards from 6am. Bless, one of our river guides, went down to the river to determine if it was going to be safe to raft. Whew! Water was well below the jetty and the rain had stopped.
On the 1st December 2017, Paddle Power was proud to host the 2nd stage of an Amazing Race event.
3 teams roared down the driveway in their 4x4 vehicles not having a clue what they were required to do.
A quick signing of the indemnity forms and then a race down the stairs to the beach where Rowan and Bless waited for them with some of our rafts.
Their task was to paddle 2 to a raft across the river which was flowing pretty fast after some nice rain. One of the team members had to clamber out of the raft and up a rather muddy bank, grab a flag and paddle back again. Easier said than done when you have never paddled before and the current is taking you sideways downstream.
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