In 1998 I moved to South Africa. After taking a 5-day rafting trip through the Richtersveld on the Orange River in Namibia with my family, I decided to extend my stay by finding work as a rafting guide. I joined up with River Tours and Safaris, spending the rainy season in a remote bush camp in KwaZulu. From the camp I guided whitewater floats on the Tugela River and led canyoneering trips in the Umfongosi Gorge. Following my return to the States I wrote a book about the adventures on and off the river in a fascinating and obscure corner of the world. Published in electronic format, Guided Currents is available from Amazon.