Thought I'd booked a Beginner's course, but turned out I'd booked a River Skills course and so glad I did now.
Dan is a great instructor, explaining everything really simply, or perhaps he thought he needed to do that just for me, either way, throughout the 5 day course I never felt out of my depth, both literally and figuratively, as he took me from not knowing what the hell I was doing, to navigating 'flow' on the river, to rolling upside down and being able to calmly get out - a big deal for me.
Can't recommend River Strokes enough. Have fun. And thanks Dan.