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  1. Hannah
    October 15, 2020 @ 10:48 am

    What an incredible and humbling experience. The views from the river look incredible! What a pleasant and peaceful way to enjoy the area. Thanks for the wonderful guide, I hope I have an opportunity to visit one day!


    • Sarvinder Marwaha
      October 16, 2020 @ 12:05 am

      Thanks Hannah, it is truly an unforgettable experience.


  2. Josy A
    October 14, 2020 @ 3:31 pm

    Such a heartwarming post!

    What a fantastic way for your family to connect, and to experience the Whanganui river together. I love your final thought that it was a journey deep into your heart.


    • Josy A
      October 14, 2020 @ 3:33 pm

      p.s. i am so impressed with your resilience in the face of this challenge.


      • Sarvinder Marwaha
        October 14, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

        Thanks Josy, I think about the similarities of kayaking on river and life, both flow forward, and we have the option to flow with it either optimistically or pessimistically. Have a great day!


  3. Elise Hansen
    August 5, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

    What an amazing journey! I love your storytelling and terrific details. Definitely adding this to my list of places to travel!


    • a speck
      August 7, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks, Elise for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed reading it.


  4. Addie
    February 20, 2018 @ 6:19 pm

    Well first off, holy story telling. I feel like I was reading an adventure novel. This sounds like one crazy adventure. I can’t imagine the pain in your arms if you say they rivaled labor pains… I know how those feel and it’s hard to imagine something coming close to that. What an experience!


    • aspeck
      February 20, 2018 @ 6:31 pm

      Thank you Addie for your kind words. It was a wonderful trip down the river minus pain.


  5. Nofar Gluzman
    February 19, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

    Wow! This seems like an incredible adventure. I wish I had know about it before booking my time in NZ, but I guess its a good reason to go back, huh?


    • aspeck
      February 19, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

      Yes, it is worth another trip to NZ. It is such an incredibly beautiful country, any excuse will work to go back there 🙂


  6. Teresa
    February 18, 2018 @ 5:52 pm

    What an incredible adventure! I’m adding this to my list of things to do when I visit New Zealand. Thanks for sharing!


  7. The Globetrotter Guys
    February 18, 2018 @ 5:47 pm

    This sounds like so much fun (although hard work!). We plan on eventually ending up in NZ to do our working holiday visas, so plenty of time to do this. Sounds like something the Globetrotter Guys would be more than up for! Thank you for sharing your experience!


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