|Parking at the put in starts to get a bit rammed...|
|Get in the queue for Triple Step!|
|Jon on the first drop.|
|Cheeky roll in the pool below the second.|
|Boofing the third.|
The next section is shallow and rocky! In low water it can be a bit of a grind (literally), but with a bit more water it's fun grade 2/3. Today it wasn't worth mentioning...
Next up is Letterbox, a mean drop that tends to recirculate paddlers, in and out of their boats. Most people portaged as it was looking particularly hungry today. Maybe next time!
Just round the corner is Ski Jump, the easiest drop in low water - the line is just right of centre and is best approached in the "paddle over and fall off" mindset.
|John falls off the Ski Jump... in skins...|
|Rory in the Crack of Doom.|
|Jon boofs off the second drop of Crack of Doom.|
It was at this point on the river I found out that Rory had decided to paddle naked, due to forgetting to bring a change of boxer shorts. As I pulled my boat out of the river and looked over at the edge of the fall someone was just about to be pushed over the edge, assisted by Rory. Who had just bent over. Enough said. Scarred for life.
|Crack of Dawn (behind the vegetation).|
|Patrick goes flying, assisted by John.|
A bit more scraping down and we got to Rock slide. Aptly named. Start at the top. Slide to the bottom.
|Boof left to avoid the wall!|
|John pulling out of the middle eddy. The right angle is just visible behind him.|
|Free fall! Picture from Dave Manley.|
|Patrick taking a risky boof stroke!|
|Packed with paddlers.|
A good day!
It's worth noting that with a bit more water you could paddle down to the Allt A'Chaorainn confluence as there's a nice grade 4 fall before the bridge called Twist and Shout. You can do it when it's low, but it's really shallow and really rocky, although the fall still runs fine.
Pictures by me, my husband Davey, and Dave Manley.