We finished the Dusi in one piece and we’re proud to say that the goodship HMS Phuthu survived too. Dusi was a novelty again after having had a break for 3 years. Our 4 training sessions definitely paid off and we seemed to peak at just the right time! ;)

start

The start was pretty civilized.

mission

Mission rapid – scraped through. I’m laughing here at Gina (our machine seconder!) who is shouting “GO HUNNNNNNNi” at the top of her lungs whilst perched on a rock in the river.

elephantsThe guy holding the paddle asked us why we had Indian Elephants on our boat. How on earth did he know they were Indian Elephants? I was distraught – there I was all along thinking these were born and bred African ellies. But then I found out that this dude was a game ranger and figured he’s probably the only one who can see the difference on a little profile picture anyway. That’s what I’m telling myself at least.

gordi

All you need to know about this picture is that the middle guy is single. This pic makes him look a bit gay but that would be misleading..

gordi-close

Up close. Single ladies I repeat single.

gauging1
Gauging Weir….

gauging2

Sjoe – made it! The guys on the far right of the pic didn’t though…sorry for you! :)

hyacinth-portage

Day 2 on the dam was long and we had to portage over the dam wall because of a hyacinth block.

snacks

But lucky we had snacks to keep us going…

4-minutes…and this boat’s wave to sit on :)

Dillan and Lyndal – Did someone say we whipped you by 4 minutes? hee hee!

end-day2

End of day 2 – the sleeeeepy look.

tops

Start of day 3 – Negotiated Tops Needle without serious lung seizure. Falling out here is not fun and the water is cold. Been there, got the t-shirt. Actually all I got was a lot of water down my throat and bruises on my butt.

finish

The finish at Blue Lagoon tra-la-la-la-la!

k3

The plan for next year? K3! Now that looks like fun!

loo-jem1

Until next time..

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