White Water Introduction

Last month our Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation students split into their chosen streams with the climbers heading off to Freycinet and the paddlers heading down to the Picton River.

The first three days of our White Water Introduction week were spent learning the basics of rafting, packing of the rafts, how to steer them and what to include in the safety briefings. Mechanical issues aside, we set off in two rafts and a two person inflatable by midday Monday. Twenty-four hours of banter and water-fight filled fun later, we reached Judbury where we spent a brisk night before heading back to Top Bridge on the Picton River to squeeze in another run.

Thursday and Friday were spent kayaking on the Derwent River.  Thursday saw us honing our ferry gliding and eddy catching skills with the legendary Dan Firth.  Friday was a river trip from Frog lodge to Hayes Corner to continue working on these areas.  Leon Bedford made an appearance for this trip where he gained some serious ‘Bus Driver of the Year‘ points. The weather was rather mint … the blue sky may have been obscured by fog for part of the day but the sun always managed to make an appearance.

RTO Code:  60142

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