I was really eager to sign up and go exploring some British rivers especially the river Wye. Being a few weeks pregnant didn’t deter me and Werner and so boats were loaned, gear waterproofed and we were ready for off. Having done most of my paddling in arid South Africa to date the Wye was is quite remarkable.
Eight of us set off from Hay on Wye, Cath, Werner, Rob, Mirek, Lester, Peter and Tom and myself. The days paddle was 17 3/4 miles to Preston and with the river flowing so well we were able take it easy and enjoy being out there. That afternoon saw the weather catch up with us and the rain was come down heavily but we reached Preston and hurriedly pitched camp.