The next morning we were met by Brian, Mike, John, Melinda and Georgina. We then drove up to Hay-on-Wye to launch. The river level was quite low but not bad enough to scrape the bottom. A relatively uneventful paddle apart from Rob testing his dry suit as we came through the falls. For this of you unfamiliar with this stretch of river, ‘the falls’ is something of a misnomer. Basically, the river speeds up a bit as it passes over a slab of rock.