Organizing and guiding paddlers down the Douro River is usually really fun and that’s why I do it. This last 10 days has been anything but fun. It all started about two weeks ago when I started having email problems. I contacted my server operators who are really helpful people and they said they would look into it and get back to me right away. Get back they did and quickly. Turns out that my Douro Kayak emails were being used for massive spam packages so my email were stopped for two days and all the passwords were changed and I thought that was the end of the story but It wasn’t. The next day I was told that my entire website was suspected of having a virus and maybe my computer. The website was taken offline and since it would have to be completely redone I decided it was time to make another completely new site that is more user friendly and easier to read. For the last 10 days I have been working on this with my friend Adrian who is a website guru. Adrian has done 99% of the work but I have also been very busy and worried which for me is worse than working. The new www.dourkayak.com website is on line and mostly finished but will still get some tweeks in the next two weeks.We hope you like our new face and would love to get your comments.