Testing from Čardačani by David Bailey and Tamara Pejčinović

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A few days ago I realised that I would be back in Banja Luka at the same time as the 2015 European Rafting Championships were being held at Rafting Klub “Kanjon“ on the River Vrbas to the south of the city.

I knew that Team GB would be attending so tentatively asked the Ladies Team if I could come along and cover their attendance.

Answer? “Of Course”

Although I couldn’t get to a cool vantage point to take any video, I did manage to snap a few shots and more importantly, find out more about their team from coach Deb Cook.

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I recently covered the 2015 European Rafting Championships (for this blog) being held at Karanovac, on the River Vrbas, just to the south of Banja Luka.

It was an overcast and rainy Sunday.

On arrival I was looking out for the person I was to meet from the Great Britain Ladies Team, when I caught sight of someone wearing a Union Flag designed T shirt.

I just had to go over and ask if he was British.

That’s how I met Steve Lodge, adventurer, rafter and “non boring” person.

Oh, and author too.

Steve was here at the championship to support his son, who is the captain of the GB1 team.

So, here is part of the amazing chat we had.

Enjoy!

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