Day 1 sees you meeting at the rather civilised time of 8:30am for the rather dull 4-hour coach ride to the river. It's a good time to sleep off that big night before. After lunch, you are straight onto the river. But don't worry; it's a flat, calm bit, and there's a good hour of training.
You learn to paddle forwards, backwards, and turning, as well as what to do if you fall in, someone else falls in, or the entire raft flips. This is all immensely practical (you WILL be in the water), so don't wear anything that won't take being soaked. My watch didn't live to tell the tale (or time).
In fact, here's what I really wish they had told us before we went: when y...Read More