Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kayaking around Sydney

Some pics of typical paddling scenes from around Sydney and surrounds. I hope they inspire more people to enjoy our great harbour and magnificent coast in the best way possible - from a Sea Kayak!

Juvenile Black Browed Albatross

Just inside the entrance to Sydney Harbour

Pelican - The Biggest Beak on Earth

TJ catches a wave

Underneath a wharf at Pyrmont

North Head

Looking towards Sydney CBD from Watsons Bay on our regular Tuesday Night Club Trip

This is on a day trip from Frenchmans Beach, Botany Bay to Rose Bay in The Harbour


A Humpback dives off North Head (Sat 2nd June 07)

Rainy days are good - you get the harbour to yourself!

Under Sail

Drum & Drumsticks - Beecroft Peninsular. Can you see the 3rd kayaker?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hawkesbury Classic 2007

The Hawkesbury Classic. If you love paddling you'll love this event!

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

Classic night is one long night

Mark with his ground crew & wife Catherine. At least one of them looks to be having fun.

Wismans Ferry round midnight
What a night - Mark did it in 12:07 with a short break and I did it in 12:22 non stop. Next time I'm doing it in a Mirage 580 or some other fast boat. Last time it took me 12:57 (including a 30 min stop) using a wing paddle. This time I used a flat blade - conclusion - wing or flat makes no difference when paddling a sea kayak! I felt much less fatigued when I finished this time which I also attribute to the flat paddle.

All photos in this post (Hawkesbury Classic 2007) by Steve Tarrant. Thanks for ground crewing Steve!