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Umkomaas Valley

The annual Kingfisher Canoe Club  Umkomaas Marathon has just been raced and won by Andrew Birkett and Hank McGregor. I went down to help at the start, take a few photos to add to my collection, and I have just published a Gallery on the Umkomaas Valley. (See Gallery РSouth Coast)

The Umkomaas experience is so different to the Dusi experience in that there is not one dam on this river. The differences are spectacular in that there is no litter and the river runs free all the way to the coast. Beautiful white water.

Dr Ian Player who paddled this river many years ago advocated that this river should never be dammed. He is so right !!!

My good friend who accompanies me on some of my heritage trips has just completed his 49th Umkomaas Marathon РWhat an achievement.

Long may this river run free and let’s all raise hell when attempts are made to spoil this exceptional river and valley.

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