Boat recovery in the Durance gorge..

Going down the Durance gorge we found someone had managed to get their stunt bat broached against a rock in the middle of the river. After a bit of thought we had a go at retrieving the offending article. The rock was too big and slippery to get onto from a kayak but the water in the eddy behind was only neck deep, hence the obvious solution -- now who would be dumb enough to get themselves really cold and wet...

So Now to attach a line... damn! that water's cold.

Finally the boat was removed and the rest of the party could continue down the river.

Last modified: Mon Jun 22 01:25:18 BST 1998