Arthur Egerton’s description of his first paddle on the Umkomaas went something like this:
“We set off from Hella Hella and came to No.1 and I fell out! Then we got to No.2 and I fell out. The same happened at No’s. 3 and 4! Then we came to this huge rapid! This must be 5&6?
There were some people on the bank and we shouted across to them – ‘Is this 5 and 6?”
“No you have just reached No.1!”
King Arthur’s Sabre
Arthur “Toekoe” Egerton was one of canoeing’s characters. When he bought his first Sabre he christened it “Excalibur”.
ADD: The exploding starting pistol incident . .
Toekoe in repose, beer in hand