Over Easter I paddled over 41km in four days around waters on the NSW Central Coast. Day 1 on Lake Tuggerah (The Entrance) was forgetful at best – unless you like smelly murky shallow seaweedy choppy water! But on Day 2 I put the yak in just north of Woy Woy and paddled up the Brisbane Waters to Gosford, and this was a much nicer body of water.
Of course, the section in Gosford where punks in fast boats thought it cool to do figure eights around my kayak were not so much fun, but otherwise it was a great mix of water-front houses, yachts, and the odd piece of natural bushland.
I also had the chance to chase an outrigger whose crew were doing some sprint training, and to be honest I was quite surprised at how well I caught them up. Of course then I could barely breath for ten minutes! All in all, a lovely paddle.