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I am writing this post for two partially related reasons,

1. Nostalgia for my boating partner who has whisked himself away to Northern Canada to do nothing but playboating (what a pansy ass).

2. I feel like our creekboating adventures have been severely under represented this summer on our blog. This is: partly because some person (who I will refrain from naming) only likes posting our kick ass photos on Fluid's site, partly because I am lazy and have not posted them yet, and partly because our two person team hasn't been taking as many photos as we should while running the shit. Apparently most rapids 'are not worth the trouble'.

Unless otherwise noted, all pictures of Leif were taken by Natalie and visa versa.


We often run things in tandem and I am especially grateful to Seth Murphy for snagging these shots of our blitz run down the narrows at four feet. I believe that this was the last run Leif and I ran tog…

The Flood Continues

John Blyth below the poo. Full album
Leif surfing. Photo by John Rathwell. Full album

Water levels on the Slave continue to refuse to drop. Today, we checked out the far side of Pelican, to see if there were any good waves over there. We found the Mosh Pit at an interesting level, and we were also able to surf Nigel's wave for the first time (as far as I've heard of).

Mosh Pit, with Nigel's in the background. John Rathwell photo. Full albumReady to drop in. Full albumDropped in. Full albumNigel's wave. Photo by John Rathwell. Full album
Stabby. Photo: John Rathwell. Full albumJohn Blyth in Nigel's rapid proper. Full album
Doublesurf. Full albumDoublesurf duel. Full album
Wheelie. Full albumClean stab (it failed). Full album
Clean blunt (it failed). Full albumJohn stab. Full album

We've been keeping an eye on many different areas. A day or two ago, we went over to Grundy's Garage, near Maelstrom. There was a wave below there, but we couldn't catch it.