So Raymore Park has a beach, a river and yesterday, I observed a car pull into the parking lot with a tiny snub-nosed kayak on the roof. Never being afraid to ask stupid questions I asked some and the young man, Steve, emerging from the car assured me the kayak would indeed go on the river in just a few minutes. With his 5 year-old retriever following closely, he started walking towards the section below the weir. I went home for a camera and later on, watched as he and his dog entered the water. Steve told me that he and his friends discovered the wave action on this stretch of the Humber a couple of years ago and come down occasionally for some thrills and spills. Steve thinks it’s fantastic that we have such great whitewater right in the city. As an added bonus, the water was warm too.
The images and especially the video will speak for themselves.