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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"When all is said and done, we're trying the best we can to play"

I'm unsure as to who said it. It was a line sung in "Chasing the White Demon" a DVD produced by the "No Big Names" crew a few years back. Its a good one. Image above - Scuba Steve and Dean Arthur about to touch down, Prices Flat, Whitcombe River.
Well we're another summer down. They seem to race by. Before packing the van I managed to swing some time on the coast in the company of Keith Reiley. Moving under the radar Keith maintains a low profile on the NZ creeking scene but is one of the countries top adventure paddlers.
Image below - Keith Reiley inside Prices gorge. This section of river is walked more often than its paddled. Even if you walk every rapid its better to be riverside than busting your gut to get up and around. Try it!

Keith Reiley dropping into a fast chicane drop that comes at you before you know it.
Kokatahi River.
Image - "the man drop" As I watched Steve and Keith complete the portage I was struck by a contrast in size.

The Bliss-stick Mystick a design thats right at home on NZ's West Coast. Fast, responsive and predictable. Keith Reiley finds a launch pad in the Kokatahi.

Image - Lower Kokatahi Gorge. How many kiwi's appreciate the undisturbed natural beauty of our wild rivers?
Image - Dean Arthur, Whitcombe River.