Rivers are magnets for the imagination, for conscious pondering and subconscious dreams, thrills and fears. People stare into the moving water, captivated, as they are when gazing into a fire. What is it that draws and holds us? The rivers’ reflections of our lives and experiences are endless. The water calls up our own ambitions of flowing with ease, of navigating the unknown. Streams represent constant rebirth. The waters flow in, forever new, yet forever the same; they complete a journey from beginning to end, and then they embark on the journey again.
– From Lifelines by Tim Palmer
Rivers have always flowed within me and captured me, akin to the quote above. There is something magical about their ‘flowing postcard’ which is indescribable. If you should also seek such an experience and would like to acquire some skills and technique in safely enjoying your own ‘flowing postcards’, then you are welcome to enquire about my kayak instruction and guiding services.
My instruction includes (without going into specific detail):
- Introduction to kayaks and their features/ designs
- Basic Skills Introduction (pool or flat water)
- Intermediate and Advanced skills
- Specific safety strokes and recovery (e.g. support strokes and eskimo rolling)
- River skills:
- River reading
- River management skills
- River Rescue techniques
- River guiding (guiding on appropriate grade rivers)
- Wilderness trip preparation
So, whether you are a beginner/ intermediate seeking to advance your skills or looking for a guide to assist with your next family river outing, feel free to contact me (see contacts page).
I am primarily based in North East Victoria but I am willing to travel beyond Victoria
Should you have any other enquiries, naturally feel free to enquire.
Catch you flowing on a river somewhere……