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Avon Descent 2008

Posted on 5 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

Jon decides (very) last minute he wants to do the Avon descent this year and starts training madly on the river Torrens… In the last few weeks leading up to the event it rains a LOT in Perth and catchment area and as a result the Avon is higher than it has been in the last 10 years! 1.6m at Walyunga!!

water levels are extremely high this year

water levels are extremely high this year

Muz, Karen and Jon

Muz, Karen and Jon

even the weir is almost completely under water

even the weir is almost completely under water

Jon on the first day

Jon on the first day

the finish for the first day is also swamped

the finish for the first day is also swamped

Karen and Jon having finished their first day of paddling

Karen and Jon having finished their first day of paddling

Jon finishes the first day pretty much together with Karen in a record time. By 1.30pm they have already finished! The next day it doesn’t go very well for Karen, but Jon manages to get through all the rapids safely and finishes – very tired!

looking upstream from the bridge at Bell's Rapids

looking upstream from the bridge at Bell’s Rapids

Jon finishing on day 2

Jon finishing on day 2

happy!

happy!

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