i ran into hendri washing some rafts at our beat down hotel in ethiopia. i was just getting back from running the omo with pasquale and he had just finished a section of the nile with some friends. our groups swapped stories on the balcony of his room for awhile and he told us of their trip and how their food was shit, they flipped boats, lost oars, ended up r-2 ing gear boats. i think at one point hendri was r-1ing rafts through big shit and his peeps were carrying the important stuff around. half of them were beat to shit and limping around the room. he was rarin to get back out and do it all again. he kept talking about all the stuff left in africa to run and i had no doubt that he'd do it. dude definitely had a glow about him. i was back at that same hotel last summer and you better believe i thought of hendri. not many people that i meet once and remember forever. hendri i will.