The first day got off to a pretty sluggish start. Having all got a little over-excited by the existence of 10 litre bottles of wine, we found ourselves feeling a little bit precious in the morning. We decided to use the Middle Sesia as a warm up river but things quickly became fruity when all seven of us ended up in one recirculating eddie. There’s nothing like a bit of beatering to clear a hang-over and it’s always nicer to beater with a friend.
Oli arguably had a stronger entry from the carnage award when he somehow managed to acquire three big splits in his boat on a high-volume river. Luckily, he had a ready supply of ‘Back-Seat Welders’ to annoy him and to provide useless and contradictory advice whilst he made his repairs. Unfortunately for Oli, the ‘Back-Seat Welders’ had failed to mention that using a blow torch alongside highly flammable contact adhesive might have some negative consequences. All’s well that ends well.