Home Trip Reports It rained!! May 2016

After some long awaited heavy rain the rivers are running again and Matt Flanagan was very excited – so excited he paddled Thursday, Friday and Sunday of the same week.

Thursday Matt paddled with Linda on the Buckland River, Friday with Marcel on the Upper Buffalo River above Buffalo Dam and on Sunday with Allison on the Ovens River at Bright.  We were lucky enough on the Sunday to paddle with Marcel who was taking a training group of new paddlers from the army which as very informative training and practice.

Linda having fun on the Buckland River

Linda having fun on the Buckland River

River Rescue Practice Ovens River Bright - Brendan simulating a foot entrapment and Marcel instructing on rescue

River Rescue Practice Ovens River Bright – Brendan simulating a foot entrapment and Marcel instructing on rescue

Linda having fun on the Buckland River

Linda having fun on the Buckland River

The beautiful Buckland River after some wonderful rain

The beautiful Buckland River after some wonderful rain

Can we paddle over the weir at Bright? Not today.....

Can we paddle over the weir at Bright? Not today…..