The experience of rafting downstream the Rogue River.
It is Tuesday, 4th June. It is 08:45.
We are early because we are excited and because the location that we have to go to is just four miles from home.
Neither of us have done anything like this before. But we decided to book just a half-day trip because a) the weather was warm but not roasting, and b) it was a local event and we would be back home by lunchtime to let the dogs out.
Inevitably we are early so I can’t resist wandering around the back to where the guides were loading up the truck.
Then it is time to check in.
Almost immediately we are fitted with the appropriately sized personal buoyancy protector.
At first we thought we were the only people going on the 9:30 trip but then a family booked in but they were going for an all-day rafting trip. But all of us on the same first raft.
The coach towing the dinghies and kayaks, and carrying all of us, left Merlin and in about 15 minutes time came down to Robertson Bridge boat jetty where we all stepped out and assembled at the head of the ramp while the crew unshipped the dinghies and kayaks and got them ready for boarding.
We were all going in a single dinghy and the other one was, I guess, a spare. It was put to one side. But the two kayaks were coming.
Then it was time to board.
And we were off!
More of our adventure tomorrow!
11 thoughts on “Rafting the Rogue River, Part One”
I love this! Whitewater rafting is something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. Your pix are great!
They are photos taken by my iPhone and they are pretty good, Susan. Thank you for your lovely comments!
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Great post 🙂
Welcome to this place and we hope to see you again. I’m glad you enjoyed today’s post!
Thank you, John.
Lucky you! BTW, thanks for the Olive Branch comment. I answered and that, is no smooth river, but rather a cliffhanger…
Yes, it was a great adventure, Patrice. (I have answered your Olive Branch post directly. It sounds like a nightmare.)
What a delightful adventure.. Great pictures Paul.. Good to see you are enjoying and living every Moment in the NOW. 🙂
It was a very special half day, Sue. Difficult to imagine that we only drifted nine miles.
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A wonderful experience though 🙂