RI7ER JOURNAL ARCHIVE

Orange River - The River Guide

Monday, 15 January 2018

Sympathetic, empathetic, observer, debater, natural...

SJOA SUPER SUNDAYS 2nd EVENT - Sublime Slalom

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Zeptrons Super Six (costume design by Avalancha &...

SJOA SUPER SUNDAYS 1st EVENT - Update news

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

17HOO meet at Go Rafting - parking available

Rob & Armando @ XCreek 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

The kayak racing season carved a slice off the end...

SJOA SUPER SUNDAYS - White H20 Race Series 2014

Monday, 17 March 2014

Planet River is going to host a series of 5 races...

World Rafting Championships in New Zealand

Monday, 9 December 2013

World Rafting Championships in New Zealand, November...

Summer Photo-Boaters

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Season:

1 May to 31 September is the...

EUROLAND

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

by Rob Wilson / PLANET RIVER

images by...

SJOA RIVER RAFT RACE - RULES 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

PLAN:

17H00 : COMPETITORS MEET AT ØYTUN...

KAJAKK & SURF SAFARI 2013

Friday, 1 March 2013

We came home two weeks ago, after an 8 week, 8 and...

XCREEK

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

EVENT - The Norwegian kayak race scene kicked off...

Orange River - PADDLE THE SENQU !!!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Have you ever considered paddling the Senqu River...

Sjoa River - PLAY-RUN CLEAN UP

Friday, 8 July 2011

River clean-up successful on the Sjoa Normal/Play...

Orange River - ORANGE RIVER TRAVELLERS GUIDE BOOK

Monday, 11 April 2011

Our first publishing project is currently in progress. 

Orange River - 1 WEEK - 4000KM - 2 NEW KAYAKS - FIRST DESCENT

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Monday 28 February : Depart Cape Town at 1pm in a...

PLANET RIVER ® - Registered trademark

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

PLANET RIVER ®, the name and our logo have been approved...

Sjoa & Driva Expedition - BRANCHES

Monday, 30 August 2010

Scott, Ine and Rob successfully descended the full...

Sjoa & Driva Expeditions - FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, RESPECT & HUMOUR

Thursday, 26 August 2010

I have been asked how we did as a group the three...

DRIVA RIVER - SOURCE TO FJORD

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Driva River has also successfully been descended,...

The Driva Expedition Journal - 15 Days on D´ RIVA

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Low, misty clouds, seagulls, an alluminum factory...

The Driva Expedition Journal - The lower valleys

Monday, 2 August 2010

Slow to wake up and get moving, my body felt tired....

The Driva Expedition Journal - Romfo.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

The river has more volume now after the confluence...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Fishing Path

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Avocado, Blue Cheese, Pasta, Fried Veggies, Coffee,...

The Driva Expedition Journal - a slow day filled with smiles

Friday, 30 July 2010

We all woke with big smiles after a restful sleep,...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Ishol to Liahjel, non stop rapids in the gorge.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

This is the best! I really enjoy this section of...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Tough day at the office

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Scott was brave getting up this morning, he had a...

The Driva Expedition Journal - The Commercial Section

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

We rigged the raft and reshuffled gear. Ine was in...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Magalaupet to Granmo, a brutal portage.

Monday, 26 July 2010

A big day for sure with a long and tough portage....

The Driva Expedition Journal - Tandsaetra to Skrea Bru

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Late start waiting for gear to dry, we were camped...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Cold Nights, clear skies and sunny days

Saturday, 24 July 2010

We woke to a very cold morning, frost covered everything...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Snøheim to Storbekken, mountain paddling.

Friday, 23 July 2010

What an amazing day! Clear blue skies, clear sight...

The Driva Expedition Journal - SNØHEIM

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Up at 10:00 am, after deciding the night before to...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Expeditions are filled with surprises

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

“Scott, coffee’s ready, bring your mug”, Rob called,...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Istjønn to Istjønn, a day in the tent.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

We needed a resting day, and the weather gave us...

The Driva Expedition Journal - ... ding ... ding ..... Round 2

Monday, 19 July 2010

Packed the night before, so this morning was slow...

SJOA RIVER EXPEDITION - SUCCESS

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Greetings from the Planet River team !

We...

The Driva Expedition Journal - Shaky my limbs

Sunday, 18 July 2010

This is our last day to make final arrangements before...

The Driva Expedition Journal - @ Home, Packing and socialising.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

There are no resting days. There is always a lot...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - A Beer and 3 Cigars

Friday, 16 July 2010

Had a good sleep in the wood cabins at the Heidal...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Still Raining

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Woke to a grey and gloomy day. The river was high,...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Faukstad to Faukstad, Raft Race

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Today was a little different than the other days....

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - River is up

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

By the time we went to bed, the river was high, into...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - A great boating day

Monday, 12 July 2010

Spent the morning walking around Ridderspranget collecting...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Nedre Sjodalsvatn to Ridderspranget

Sunday, 11 July 2010

We are spoilt with very good coffee on this trip....

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Øvre Sjodalsvatn to Griningsdal Bru

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Tail wind across the Upper Sjodalsvatn Lake, kept...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Lake crossing, food drop, recharge, boat change

Friday, 9 July 2010

2.30am I heard something large sniffing on the side...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Gjendebu to Memurubu, surfing the lake.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Gjende lake is 18 km long. It’s color is clear...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Hellerkampen to Gjendebu

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

the 3 of us pretty quiet packing up.

Day...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Half baked potatoes with Source

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

I woke at 4am, poked my head out my tent to check...

The Sjoa Expedition Journal - Faukstad to Øvre Høgvagltjønnen, the source!

Monday, 5 July 2010

We are at 1600 masl standing next to the glacier...

The SENQU.ORANGE.GARIEP expedition - Appreciations

Monday, 25 January 2010

The SENQU.ORANGE.GARIEP expedition, has ended with...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - As luck,magic or belief would have it ...

Friday, 22 January 2010

Our little cave/shelter had visitors in the early...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - (THE ART OF) WALKING THE BOAT

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

When pulling the horse coming up to the source of...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - River is low...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Day 3 of the tug and pull continued, starting to...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - The View

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The view from the Ledges Cave is tremendous, the...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Molumong Lodge

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Organised a ride for tomorrow, sponsored a lighter...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Give me sweeeeets....

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Give me sweeeeets ...... getting used to hearing...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Little Blue Car

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Ma-Tommy told us yesterday, he would meet us at 7...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Entering Lesotho

Saturday, 2 January 2010

As we are approaching Herschel from Aliwal North,...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Tussen-die-Riviere Game Farm

Friday, 1 January 2010

Rushed breakfast, after awakening at 6am on this...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Dankbaar

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

We departed the Dankbaar farm after a lazy start...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Rolfontein Reserve

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

On the 29th of December we camped at the Vanderkloof...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - ` Vat my bakkie ´

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Easy swift waters got us down the 12 km in 2 hours...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Four friends travelling the Orange

Friday, 25 December 2009

How did this come about? i ask Kevin. He had called...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Boegoeberg Dam

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Finally moved on from Oranje Rus campsite to Upington;...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Ine-mission, Rob-coffee

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

With a delay in the vehicle of a day, things happen...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Good Service

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The rear shocks are fucked for sure, confirmed by...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - The Snake Lady

Saturday, 19 December 2009

We have pulled into a garage to have the vehicle´s...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Surprise Pool, Droeval Channel

Friday, 18 December 2009

Our final day in the Gorge started with a hike up...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - 4 Otters

Thursday, 17 December 2009

I am sat by the river on a prominent rock. Its dusk...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Augrabies Gorge

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Enjoying the canyon wall shade in the morning, we...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - The Descent

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

We spent all of last night packing for this 3 day...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Richie Falls Gorge, Onseepkans

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Misjudged the time and distance from Onseepkans Bridge...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Goodhouse to Onseepkans

Friday, 11 December 2009

Several hours on dirt road from 11h00am-17h30pm got...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - ON THE ROAD!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

After 2 hectic weeks in Kaapstad we are, Yeah on...

The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - THE MOUTH

Thursday, 10 December 2009

A 2 km walk up the beach at Alexander Bay brought...

THE SENQU.ORANGE.GARIEP EXPEDITION - Press Release

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cape Town, South Africa 

 `The SENQU.ORANGE.GARIEP...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Raspberry Cream Cookies

Friday, 17 April 2009

With only about 2 hours of restless sleep , I sit...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Change in scenery, Camp 68

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Was a pretty cruizy day with good strong flow , only...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Getting there ....

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Wow , tis all looking good so far , about 100 km’s...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Commercial madness

Friday, 10 April 2009

Got out the camp of commercial madness before most...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Easter river holidays

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Sun on the tent , and a commercial rafting trip getting...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Waitin for the bus

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Ine and i awoke to being soaked by the nights dew...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Breakfast to go

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Got up out of the sleeping bag at 6:30 a.m., rushed...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - 2000km

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Ine and I worked it today, to get to 2000 clicks...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Rob and Ine

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Beer heads crawled out of sleeping bags and moseyed...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Brett´s birthday

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Cruisy morning - letting Brett choose the time of...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Friends

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Was ready and waiting at the bridge to see Ine and...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Pirates of the Caribbean

Friday, 27 March 2009

It was a long, hot day waiting here at Blouputs for...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Hanging out at Blouputs winkel(shop)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

A short paddle today to Blouputs - a little confusion...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - 2 rapids and a snooze

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Took it nice and slow this morning - it was pleasant,...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Inside

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Wowsers! I got into the canyon with little difficulty.

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Camped up top

Monday, 23 March 2009

Up at 5:30 a.m., packed away tent and most of gear...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Scout for descent

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Got up early after a good night’s sleep. The weather...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - That was full on !

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sjoe! The nerves throughout the day were high strung,...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Decision Time

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Well, tis time to get moving again. The river is...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Appreciations

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Thank you very much, Baie dankie, Gracias, Shot,...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Hmmmmmmmm!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Upington has been walks down to the bridge to see...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - River City, Upington

Thursday, 5 March 2009

After several days of covering longer distances and...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Weirs

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Up early this morning, knowing in the back of my...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Meer as Genoeg

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Fanie and Magda van der Linde have a farm called...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Under the bridge

Friday, 27 February 2009

Am camped under the bridge at Groblershoop, cos there...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - 320 cumecs

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Long soaking rain through the night. Had a running...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Orange View, camp 35

Monday, 23 February 2009

Woke up early with the dawn of a new adventure day....

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Storm chaser

Friday, 20 February 2009

Started off the day relatively slow to let gear dry....

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Chased by atom bomb storms

Thursday, 19 February 2009

A shower of rain at five and I thought I would be...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Vaal confluence

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

I got to the confluence at 10 this morning - no wind...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Wild west town

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

I am camped on a river bend just above a weir and...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - No rain, no bites!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Departed the ant crazy camp at about 08h30 - heavy...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Bridges and rapids

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Great day on my mom’s birthday - had a chat with...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Valentines Day

Saturday, 14 February 2009

It was good to wake up and hear raindrops on the...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Big flat H2o

Thursday, 5 February 2009

The Big Brown Chocolate Conveyor Belt spat me into...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Big brown chocolate conveyor belt

Sunday, 1 February 2009

I travelled for approx. 300 kms on the swollen river....

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - A challenge

Friday, 30 January 2009

It started off with a well-executed run down a weir...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Flood warning

Thursday, 29 January 2009

January 29th I woke up to a stunning sunny morning,...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Quthing Monday

Monday, 26 January 2009

I began my journey well stocked with food and provisions....

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Camp 10

Friday, 23 January 2009

Haha! - did not make it to the confluence of the...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Camp 9

Thursday, 22 January 2009

I hear men and women singing in the distance - makes...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Floating Camera

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

I am 15 foot above the water line on a sandy beach,...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Dogs and fishes

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Started getting into some kind of a routine.Got so...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - How many things?

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

3am: Alarm bells hit the head - toilet paper, buckets...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - The Source

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Three o’clock, wake up to round up some horses and...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Coffin Monday

Monday, 12 January 2009

I share a room with Jakob who is having a buttered...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - A shepherd, his dog, 5 cows, a lamb and 2 donkeys

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Molumong Lodge is where I am at. A 1423km drive from...

The Pure Orange Expedition Journal - Anticipation

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Party is over kids !  The annual 1 week reunion with...