Monthly Archives: July 2009

On the Tasman Sea - ship ahoy!

Out to sea for the first time

Ordinarily the ocean swell that buffets Sydney is pretty intense and my paddles have largely remained on estuaries. But on this particular day, a quick paddle to Grotto Point to…

Fat Paddler Interviewed via Tweeterview

I was interviewed by Twitter celebrity @ireckon tonight about the upcoming Hawkesbury Classic via a new website service called Tweeterview. This great site facilitates online interviews in real time which…

Amazing paddles in Greenland – TSS2010

I received this great photo from Chris Paton, a remarkable bloke living in Uummannaq Greenland who is preparing for (and I quote from his Facebook Page): “The Seven Settlements 2010…

Doing Fat Paddler Proud in Florida, USA – The great @NomadRip

Sometimes words just don’t do the photos justice.  Big bad James “NomadRip”, originator of the Fat Paddler slogan and winner of a Fat Paddler tshirt, published this series of photos…

Just some of the hire fleet at Sydney Harbour Kayaks

Sea-kayak Lessons with Adrian & Sydney Harbour Kayaks

Following an early morning paddle I did a full day’s sea-kayaking class at Sydney Harbour Kayaks.  This course is the beginners guide to different paddle strokes and assisted/solo rescues, so…

Dawn at The Spit, a great start to the day

Glassy paddles at The Spit

Sometimes it’s hard to believe its Winter in Sydney. 7am on glassy waters and the day starts magnificently with warm weather and glorious sunshine. Honestly, could there be a better…

Video Blog: Sunrise and Bacon & Egg Rolls

Balmoral Beach has a great little kiosk that does excellent egg and bacon rolls. On this particular day I paddled out to watch the sunrise before heading in for breakfast….

Scary Creatures from Below

It started out like any other paddle;  arrived at The Spit before 7.00am, pushed out into glassy conditions at dawn and started to warm up my shoulders with some big…

Video Blog: The Search for the Famous Coffee Boat

Oh yeah, my first ever paddling video blog. Join the Fat Paddler on his early morning kayak search for the fabled Coffee Boat on Sydney Harbour.  Edited without sound so…

Paddling Brisbane Waters with Bill

A nice fella named Bill contacted me via this website and kindly invited me to paddle up at Saratoga (NSW Central Coast). So early on a Sunday morning I packed…

Fat Paddler Stubby Coolers

No matter what your choice of poison, a rainbow-coloured stubby cooler is just perfect to keep that beer icy-cold. Hmmm, beer………………….. must go have one…………   *glug glug glug*  😉