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I'm from Croatia, Rijeka and in the very center of my town flows a river. Possible kayaking?
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  12/10/2006 | Questions , Media Watch | Unrated
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Kayaking in Rijeka?

beginner Q - 2006/12/10 12:11
Hey!

As I said, beginner. I'm from Croatia, Rijeka and in very center of my town flows a river. Rijeka means river btw. The banks of the river are man made so there are no eddies but there is a good spot (by my standards) when there is lot of rain. Here is the picture: So my question is: how safe it is to run (for a beginner) and is it any good for playing? Thanks


One more pic



P.S. I also have a video that would give more information so if you need it to be more precise in your answer I'll post it on youtube. FYI, it's really fast. One more question; what would be the cost of making a play park here, nothing fancy just a few spots and eddies? Any ideas? I have that  thought for a long time, making a proposal to the city but the thing is there is maybe 20 ww kayakers in Croatia and only me in Rijeka. Not really feasible I know.

Thanks

Hey there,

You say there are no eddies. It looks like there is one on river left. Where the two red arrows are...? Looks like a nice playspot. Just be sure that there are no dangerous weirs or anything like that below this spot. Wonder how deep it is? Looks alright 

http://adrian.playak.com/

nakedtzar wrote:


The banks of the river are man made so ...


Man made always worries me a bit! 
Make sure there is no construction leftovers crap in the water.
Could be a good idea to take a look when the water is low.
Keep safe. I would prefer to have somone on the water with me. Then again never kayak alone on moving water. 
Any way, it looks sweet on the pic, should be fun.
Enjoy!


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Original:

beginner Q - 2006/12/10 12:11 Hey!

As I said, beginner. I'm from Croatia, Rijeka and in very center of my town flows a river. Rijeka means river btw. The banks of the river are man made so there are no eddies but there is a good spot (by my standards) when there is lot of rain. Here is the picture:



So my question is: how safe it is to run (for a beginner) and is it any good for playing?

Thanks
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Re:beginner Q - 2006/12/10 12:17 One more pic



P.S. I also have a video that would give more information so if you need it to be more precise in your answer I'll post it on youtube. FYI, it's really fast.

One more question; what would be the cost of making a play park here, nothing fancy just a few spots and eddies? Any ideas? I have that thought for a long time, making a proposal to the city but the thing is there is maybe 20 ww kayakers in Croatia and only me in Rijeka. Not really feasible I know.

Thanks
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Re:beginner Q - 2006/12/10 12:24 Hey there,

You say there are no eddies. It looks like there is one on river left. Where the two red arrows are...? Looks like a nice playspot. Just be sure that there are no dangerous weirs or anything like that below this spot. Wonder how deep it is? Looks alright
http://adrian.playak.com/
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Re:beginner Q - 2006/12/10 13:52 Thanks Adrian!

I figure now whats an eddy. I thought in terms of getting in an out of the boat type of eddy. Definitely need to learn terminology. Well I guess I'll need to seal launch from the wall or bridge.

The water is 1-2m deep. I'm not sure exactly wath does the weir means but configuration underwater is a manmade slope of maybe 10degrees and no obstacles.

Hope I'll send some pics sooneof me doing it. It want be nice to watch thou

Thanks

kayakasha!
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Re:beginner Q - 2006/12/10 14:24 nakedtzar wrote:

The banks of the river are man made so ...


Man made always worries me a bit!
Make sure there is no construction leftovers crap in the water.
Could be a good idea to take a look when the water is low.
Keep safe. I would prefer to have somone on the water with me. Then again never kayak alone on moving water.
Any way, it looks sweet on the pic, should be fun.
Enjoy!
Work hard, play HARDER!!!

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