A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to raft the beautiful McKenzie River with the best river guides in the world. Here we are with those guides (our grandson Andy and g-daughter-in-law Denae) at our lunch stop. None of the pictures in this post are mine. This one was taken by a nice fisherman who offered to take our picture with "your good looking kids". (We agreed and didn't even confess that we were just the grandparents.)
I took some pretty good scenic pictures along the calmer stretches of the river and a few of rapids we had just passed through, but I had to put my camera in the waterproof bag when we got close to the adventurous parts. I thought I'd be happy settling for blogging those but then we found out that a professional camera company called West Coast Action Photos has a gig taking pictures of rafts as they go through Marten Rapids, the best one on the river.
We were delighted to go online and purchase the CD of our adventure. And so here are the brave great-grandparents riding the rapids.
Having fun getting soaked! The day was overcast and cool so Andy kept us out of most of the splash on the previous rapids (McKenzie River water is COLD!).
Marten's was the last rapids before our take-out, so it was a perfect time to get wet. (And we didn't have any choice on this one anyway.)
I didn't put in any of the pictures of me yelling! The photographer kept snapping no matter what we looked like.
We stayed with the raft. That's a very good thing!
I'll show more of the quieter parts of the beautiful McKenzie in a later post.