Author Archive | Nik Saunders

The Mighty Russell

River: Russell Level: (TBA) Participants: 5+1 Trip Report: James and I were guiding, James’ friend Tom was scouting on his kayak. I had Peggy and Yvette in my raft, and James was R2ing with Sascha (Who is brand new, both to the club and the country) And wow. From the get go, it’s 3/3+. It’s […]

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Nik’s Styx Break

River Name: Lower Styx River Level: 1.17m Number of Participants: 5   Trip Report: The Styx trip started pretty early. The Styx has a bit of a walk-in and we wanted to allow time for that (we had no idea just how much of a walk-in we’d have, but we’ll get to that later). The sun was just […]

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Surf Rafting 14/04

Beach: Goat’s Beach Swell: 1 to 1.5 metres Number of Participants: 6 Trip Report: We met at the sheds at a little past 8 and got ready lightning fast. Something about having a small group who know what they’re doing makes packing gear very easy and fast. Inflating the rafts we learned that just because […]

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Huon River Intro Trip 16/3/19

River: Huon at Judbury River level: 0.75 – low Number of Participants: 22 Trip Report: It took us a bit longer to get packed and ready in the morning than it really should, a symptom I think of most of us still being half asleep. We did eventually get moving though and meet in Huonville, […]

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Intro Trip 2

River Name: Derwent River Level: Low Number of Participants: 29 Trip Report: What a great day! James was already all over the organisation when I arrived at the sheds with my second carload of rafters. With plenty of willing hands we got the gear stowed and everyone organised super fast, with only a slight delay while I worked […]

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First Intro Trip of 2019

River Name: Derwent River Level: Low Number of Participants: 7 Trip Report: It was a nice relaxed start to the day, we packed the gear in no great hurry and got to the Derwent at about 10. It was already starting to get quite warm so we were all grateful to get out on to the water where frequent […]

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Mersey with Brady’s Surprise 30/11/18-02/12/18

River Name: Mersey and Brady’s Number of Participants: 6 Trip Report: We left Hobart and completely accidentally took the back road North. This turned out to be a very happy accident, since we got the opportunity to swing past Brady’s and check out the flow. Flow was very good. We modified our plans from two days of […]

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