Lena Peiseler and her friends - all trainee doctors from Germany and Holland now in South Africa to do their internships - tackled the wild and beautiful Vaal River on a sunny morning. There was nothing clinical about it! The rapids were good after rains, and we squeezed the full day route into half a day. Lena bravely hit the waves face first on Big Daddy with the video rolling. The friends nearly, nearly capsized several times but somehow managed to survive. With Shadrach as Trip Leader and raftmaster they were in safe, entertaining hands. Graeme and Karen took the pictures. There's plenty more action to produce a high res video and put it on DropBox. Graeme, [email protected] 0842452490