Rafting the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa

By rvadmin1 | September 17, 2015

What Is On Your Bucket List? Way before the movie "The Bucket List" starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman came out, I had already created a bucket list of river trips that I wanted to do. Heading that list was the Zambezi River, especially the section below Victoria Falls that forms the border between Zambia [...]

Inspiration found rafting the Zanskar River, India, Ladakh

By rvadmin1 | August 17, 2015

Finding Inspiration on the Zanskar It was a rapid called "Constriction" on the Zanskar River in Ladakh, a province of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in North Western India. Constriction is not really a hard rapid. A simple wave train flows down into a very narrow short canyon. The canyon is full of confusing [...]

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River Explorers and adventurers

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Dr. Livingstone I presume? Sir Henry Morton Stanley's immortal, and somewhat understated greeting, uttered after a nightmare 1100km journey through tropical jungle of, "Dr. Livingstone I presume" in so many ways summed up the great tradition of Victorian era exploration. Men from Britain, Europe and North America exploring the hinterland of Africa, Australia, South America [...]

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How to organise your own rafting trip

By rvadmin1 | June 3, 2015

A Final Word of Warning. Taking a River Trip May Change Your Life. Be Prepared You have checked everything 10 times. The check list is in tatters from the number of times it has been unfolded and refolded. You know you can do this, and yet in the faces of your family and friends you [...]

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Electric Jugs, Plasma TVs, Eels, Dams and Stuff

By rvadmin1 | May 29, 2015

Electric Jugs, Plasma TVs, Eels, Dams and Stuff This morning I get out of bed, walk up the hall, switch the light on in the kitchen, and put the electric jug on to make a cup of tea. If it had been a cooler morning, then the heat pump would have automatically come on at [...]

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