Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In 239 km 2 capsizes is an acceptable record. The first should not have happened but since it was only day 2 and we didn’t have our teamwork sorted out at that stage I’m sure we could be forgiven. However, the second at Autapu shouldn’t have happened; over confidence took us too close to the centre to be able to stay right and we succumbed to the same fate that struck several other waka that day. The hardest part was breaking out of the whirlpool at the bottom of the rapid. We needed the help of the rescue craft for that!