On August 8 my wife and I stepped way out of our comfort zone and went kayaking. We had the pleasure of a private tour with Terry and Wenche. The two of them made us feel so comfortable that we forgot our fears and any anxiety we may have had. As the other reviews indicate, they both have a very calming influence and the ability to make you feel TOTALLY at ease - like you've kayaked for years.
Terry had just found a new route the day before and guided us on an absolutely amazing cruise through clearings on the floodplain until we came out onto the Columbia River. The views of the mountain sides, ski slopes, flooded railway track bed and the distant view down the river are nothing short of spectacular. The scenery absolutely takes your breath away. All of these are quietly captured by both Terry and Wenche as they paddle effortlessly in front, beside and behind you.
And YES, the granola bars are to die for. What a great snack as we all linked our kayaks together and gently floated sideways down the river. This was just another chance to learn more about the area and views we were experiencing.
It was such a calm day when we were out that you could only tell there was a current by seeing the grass under water gently bending to the side. Not a ripple on the surface. By travelling through the calm grassy area up stream to the entrance to the river, then drifting and paddling with the river current we didn't even break a sweat the whole trip.
We agree with everyone else, this is a MUST when visiting the Revelstoke area.
Our thanks to Terry and Wenche
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