Archive: 01/07/1997

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A mid Winter Dunking in the Ureweras

There should be some reassurance in uncontrollable shivering. It's the body's way of trying to warm up and as Ian, reason for one of my young companions, reminds me it's preferable to the listless warmth of advanced hypothermia. But then Ian, who has come to my rescue yet again, is not soaked in freezing Whakatane River water for the umpteenth time and shaking so badly that holding a kayak paddle is utterly impossible. I have to get warm but every bit of spare clothing is soaked too. Read More