For the average Berg paddler, knowing how far you have paddled, and how far the distance is between key landmarks is vital to an enjoyable and successful Berg.
Based on the experience of a number of seasoned Berg paddlers, this Excel spreadsheet shows the distance from point to point, total distance for the day and kilometres to go to the end of the day. It also indicates the time it will take from point to point at various speeds. The last two columns indicate the time to cut-off, the cut-off time and the total distance for each day.
This table is mainly for the slower paddlers, to ensure that they can make the cut-off in time. Some paddlers will print out this spreadsheet, laminate it and stick it to the deck of their boat. It is also very handy for the seconds.
|START||Paarl CC||Dist. To next point|
|Day 1||Lady Loch Bridge||16km|
|End of day 1||Zonquasdrif||16.9km|
|Day 2||Gouda bridge||16.1km|
|Day 2||Train bridge||14.4km|
|Day 2||Drie Heuwels weir||9.1km|
|End of day 2||Bridgetown||6.1km|
|Day 3||Misverstand dam||16km|
|Day 3||Moravia weir||15.7km|
|Day 3||Klipheuwel bridge||16,8km|
|End of day 3||Soutkloof||22,4km|
|Day 4||Berg River station||10,9km|
|Day 4||Kliphoek (Oordraplek)||30,4km|