I was luckily enough to jump on the Marine Juvet the other day to perfect waterlevels (around 30 cumecs) and amazing sunshine with clear blue skies! Unfortunately I forgot my camera that day, but the next day we decided to head up to the Myrkdalselvi optimistically hoping there wasn't too much snow on the banks so that we could get a cheeky lap in.
The flow was perfect but as there were high snow-walls on the river banks we decided it might be a bit hard to scout for any new wood in the river. As everything else was pretty high we then decided to go check out the Homedelselvi.
Still plenty of snow on the banks of the Homedelselvi too.
We got to the first rapid and took about fourty-five minutes to remove a tree from the line. It was raining the whole time and the river was starting to rise. I ran the rapid first, went a bit far right, and got stuck in a pocket eddy, Jamie was on hand to help me out and with a bit of push and shove and some hard padding I managed to make it out all good. At this point my hands were completely numb and I was really glad that despite three seasons of abuse my drysuit was still going strong and not letting in any freezing cold water.
We paddled on for a bit with no other dramas but by the time we got out to scout one of the bigger slides the river still rising and really on the high side of good. We decided the last gorge might not be runnable at that flow so decided to walk out to the road.
Hopping back and forth between Rotorua (New Zealand) and Voss (Norway) is Toni’s way of following the summer and the water to where the boating is best. After graduating with a degree in Biological Science, she boarded a plane, then a kayak, and found that nothing else is quite as good as being on the river.