With the Queensland outback and motocross riding at Lue a "distant", ( read last week), memory. I thought what can we do that will test a young bloke.
I know! White water rafting! ( after all just how boring can riding the above be??)
Penrith White Water Centre was created for the 2000 olympics and is world class. Now part of the Penrtih lakes system its a fabulous place to bird, and enjoy aquatic sports.
Poor fellow.... nerves....
The lesson is 90 minutes long and the coaches teach the basics of white water rafting.. Paddling, steering, using body weight, working as a team, PLUS setting the raft up in "out of control" situations.
By that I mean setting the raft up to capsize and teaching those who participate how to cope in those situations.
And away they go!
It was a blue warm day and the State Emergency Services were also using the facility to practice water rescues.
Ooops! get ready for a roll!
I was surprised that Dave was a little nervous.. Having again completed the 145 foot jump on the motocross bike I could not imagine that he had some nerves for the task ahead. But he did.
Yet after a few laps you could see just how "into it" the boys were becoming. following the excellent instruction coming from PWW instructor who informed the lads that he did this on the river Nile, It was not too long before the boys enjoyed every moment, including a dunking and rescue!
After what seems to be a few moments ( read a couple of hours), the boys had finished their first day of instruction. delight prevailed as I realised that Dave had spent the time with the 4 sons of one of my long term friends, Bernie!
Dave and Bernies boys.
What a bloody small world! We had no idea until the event was over. A fantastic day was had by all.
So Dave, more waves for kayaking or is the lure of the motocross track too much? Time will tell.
Dave-dog surveying the wild blue yonder.....