I just got back from the Futaleufu. We went there to visit friends who own Bio Bio Expeditions. Wow, their camp is amazing. Their trips aren’t intended to be kid trips, but since the owners have kids and the neighbors have kids, there was a group of us hanging out in camp. We played cards and I learned lots of new magic tricks.
I went to Chile to boat big warm water and boat big warm water I did. The Futaleufu and the Azul were beautiful. A few kids – Quinn and Valentine – kayaked with me some days, which was fun. But I mostly kayaked with my dad, the owner Marc Goddard, and the safety kayakers (Alex Nicks, Jenner Fox). My first day there, Nouria Newman showed me the lines on Bridge to Bridge, which was really helpful. I also joined the commercial trip to raft Inferno Canyon, which was a blast. I can see why people think this is the best place in the world for whitewater.
My favorite part of the trip though was traveling and being immersed in a new culture. Chile is incredible. I will definitely be going back again soon.
|Somewhere in the Wild Mile February 2019 – loved it!|
|Me, my dad, Nouria Newman, Ben Stooksberry, Orea Rousis|
|Nouria helping me at put in for Bridge to Bridge, February 2019|
|It’s hard to travel with a boat, so I borrowed a Zen that’s
a bit bigger than the one I have at home
|The kids of the Bio Bio Expeditions Camp|