Our friends (new to the river) lost sleep the night before we set off on our journey, worried that it was going to be a challenging paddle.
We promised prehistoric sites and geological wonders – all we saw was rock, rock, and more rock.
Campsites were tough to pick.
And the dining room? Ants and sand, everywhere.
If you go – and really, why would you? – just remember, I never promised you a rose garden.