"Hi Kevin. Sorry. I tried to send you a message on Friday letting you know that I wouldn't be able to make it river boarding with you yesterday, however I have just noticed that I somehow posted it to my own wall. I hope you had a fun, safe…"
"Hey Kevin. Just wanted to say thank you for the invite to come boarding with you guys tomorrow. Unfortunately I'll have to give it a miss this time, as I am going to the USNWC tomorrow to hopefully get myself a job. Fingers crossed we will be…"
"Josh, I wish I was going to be down there for the Tuckfest. I may still try and get back. However we are actually going to be down there from this Wednesday, for a week, to look at houses, and jobs, as the wife and I are trying to move to Charlotte.…"
"That would be great! Thanks! I'm not sure if we're going to be coming for the whole week now, though, our accomodation has fallen through. Do you know of a cheap bunkhouse, or something in Charlotte?"
"Thanks Kevin, that's really good to know. I will have to see what my travelling partners'plans are, and if we can spare the time. I would love to do it, though, if I can fit it in around my friends' plans, and the need to check out…"
"Awesome. Thanks for the information, Al. Do you know if they have any restrictions on the type of board. I, like most guys who learnt in NZ, use a standard boogie board. I really need to get a more solid board for the creek runs here in the US, but…"
"Bummer that you won't be around NC during the Tuck Fest races, however, there is a nice creeking run in western, NC that has a release on Saturday April 6th. It's about a 4 hour drive from Charlotte, but a good piece of water. You can…"
"I will sadly miss the Tuckfest by a week and a half. However, I WILL be down in NC from Pennsylvania, from the 3rd to the 10th April. The wife and I are looking at moving to Charlotte. I'd love to come and check out the whitewater centre.…"
the uk's all a bit wierd, starting to find work back in the industry and getting some quals under my belt. Missing paradise heaps though so returning is always gunna be in the back of my mind. Missing mother K and the crew and just everything man. A visit will definately be on the cards, or hopefully i'll be leading an expedition out there and being paid to drop in!! HA!
Booked into do my ML later this month and i think i've manage to blag my way onto a course with TYF in south wales gettting surfing, beach life guard climbing and paddling quals as well as in house coasteering training. course usually costs 5 grand so pretty chuffed if that works out. Also working (hopefully) leading expeditions after i get signed off my ML. It's all go i tell thee. Working for go ape and blacks outdoors shop right now. gay!
Bummer that you won't be around NC during the Tuck Fest races, however, there is a nice creeking run in western, NC that has a release on Saturday April 6th. It's about a 4 hour drive from Charlotte, but a good piece of water. You can check it out here:
We normally don't run the upper 7 miles because it is bony, choked full of trees and bushes ( due to the river bed being de-watered for over 75 years), and only has a few good rapids. We put in around mile 7 at the Forest Service bridge and run the final two miles where it's steep and clear of bushes - doing laps on this stretch to our hearts' content.