Sunday, March 9, 2008

Calm water paddling

After the carnage at Maitland Bay it was good to do a nice quiet harbour paddle directly from home. This is becoming a regular thing and there is a smattering of paddlers putting in at various inner harbour locations and meeting at Blues Point at 7.30 every Saturday. It takes me 30 minutes to get to Blues Point from the pristine waters of Rozelle Bay where there is now a new beach and dedicated kayak launching facility. Good on Sydney City Council!

While there are no waves or bommies in this part of the harbour there are other hazards

I'd take my chances in gale force winds on the ocean over a sunny Sunday on The Harbour. At least waves and rocks are more predictable than power boats! Its usually not too bad Saturday Mornings - especially if its rainy or overcast and can be almost deserted in Winter.

We usually hit Sydney Heads by about 8.30 and depending on the group either go for coffee at Manly on the inside or round to Shelly Beach on the outside.

Thinking about a sight like this 238 years ago sent a shiver up my spine

Today we went to Shelly where we were greeted by some wonderful scenery

The Bower

Bennelong Point

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