The Etive River Race day was upon us last Saturday. Chris and I headed up from Edinburgh to Glen Etive. During the journey I was debating whether or not to race because my back and ribs were still not 100 % from my bad landing the week before. We headed to the river and the levels looked great.
Photo: Monica Gokey and partner on Triple Drop
But…I decided that i didn’t want to push it and race. It was a very tough decision. Having been through extended rest from kayaking due to two blown C-spine discs, and recalling that frustration, I decided it best not to push it. Better to rest than to be out for 6 months for the sake of one 11 minute race. I think I’m finally growing up (or getting old)! Chris was very sympathetic to my predicament. Team Huck it and See withdrew from the race. But we stuck around to watch the race.
Photos (L to R): Letterbox; Ski jump; Crack of Dawn
It was good to see so many boaters on the river taking part in this well organised event. Safety was paramount and I believe there were no issues. I only heard about one swim.
Photo (L to R): Crack of Dawn; James Flemming on the Dog Leg
Photo: Ian Letton on the Right Angle Falls.