Paddling Adventures on the Shotover River

Shotover River Rafting

I have a feeling that boredom’s outlawed in Queenstown. We arrived in QT with no clear plan, yet in a matterof minutes, we were able to come up with a jam-packed itinerary for our next 3 days.

The skies weren’t so clear on Day 1, so even if we were so eager to hop on a plane and hurl ourselves off, we decided to stay grounded — or rather drenched and half-immersed — on a day’s outing in the Shotover River.
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Wet, Wild and Wicked: River Surfing in Kawarau

One of the many instances that I was sure I wouldn't quite make it.
One of the many instances that I was sure I wouldn’t quite make it.

Wave after wave after wave, they just keep on coming. I’m gulping in more water than I probably should. As fast as I crashed into the swells, suddenly I’m past the rapids and saying hello to surprising peace and quiet. This is just the first round of river surfing — should I still stay for the second round? Hell yeah! Continue reading “Wet, Wild and Wicked: River Surfing in Kawarau”

Wakeboarding? Bangarang!

Bangarang (as defined in urbandictionary.com) 1. Battle cry of the Lost Boys in the movie Hook. 2. Jamaican slang defined as a hubbub, uproar, disorder, or disturbance. 3. General exclamation meant to signify approval or amazement. When almost everything in your entire country fits in one tiny island, you don’t get a lot of chances to go out to sea. That’s one of the main … Continue reading Wakeboarding? Bangarang!