We were out and about the other day enjoying the fabulous weather and doing a bit of all important networking when the very nice man that runs the local activity centre invited us white water rafting for the afternoon. We didn’t hesitate in accepting.
After having been given all the gear – wetsuits, life jackets and helmets – Jen looked a little bit apprehensive but I think she cheered up when I came out the changing room looking like a colour blind super-hero. Saftey first, thats what I’ve always said! After standing around in the wetsuits sweating in the sun for 1/2 hour and carrying the heavy raft a hundred metres we were finally ready to hit the River Garry. The River Garry doesn’t look much most of the time but works on a dam release system, flooding the river once a week during the summer months and given a white water grade 3. It also flows right past our Highland Hostel so it felt like we were rafting to our front door!
The rafting was great, Jen got her first dunking early, setting the trend for the rest of the day. There are some exciting big drops and fast rapids on the Garry, great fun to be had, and after a while we were joined by a few kayakers enjoying the rapids as well. We ended up going back to the top to do it all again, and were thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day. Needless to say the rafting will come highly recommended to all our guests at Invergarry Lodge!