Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Broughton Island

Broughton Island - 24 & 25th of May.

Whilst inside a gauntlet a wave came through. There was only one thing to do - paddle like hell! Lucky for me I got up just enough speed to get through.

Rough conditions going out through Port Stephens

James Johnson

steep waves, almost standing

rounding the north east point of Broughton Is.

Esmeralda Cove

Ian Vaile
Mark Schroeder takes on the slot. Moments after he goes through it turns to froth but luckily he makes it through without splitting his head open (as happened to Commodore Mike).

We turn towards home to witness a humpback do a full breach right in front of us. A whale then goes in close to Cons Cleft.

We paddle back to Port Stephens at a fast pace - and finish off a fantastic two days. Photos by Matt, Ian & Mark.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sydney Coast Line

As autum sets in the coast gets more desserted. Even the VHF is quiet. Perfect!
and our local Sydney waters from a different perpspective: Looking South from Dover Heights at an often paddled route from Sydney Heads to Bondi Beach (8 KM)
And North to the entrance to Sydney Harbour - The HeadsDiamond Bay
We Sydneysiders are fortunate to have wilderness on water right at our doorstep. The only thing missing is more SEA kayakers!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kayak Storage

I met a bloke who told me he'd like to get into kayaking but doesn't have enough storage space.

Thats no excuse!