RIVER DAWN PATROL

The writer's circle of Wits University postdoctoral students wanted a break from words, words, words - and they got it by rafting before breakfast! The deal was we would run a 2-hour whitewater trip at dawn. Never done it before, but it turned out to be so beautiful that we'll do it again, anytime. Sunrise over the rapids, mist on the water... a bit of a chill to add to the tingle of fear! To coin a pun, the writers got their Wordsworth and we learnt a new lesson about river time.... - Graeme Vaal River, Parys, South Africa yeeha@riverman.co.za