My addiction to mid-paddle coffee invariably takes me up Middle Harbour to Bantry Bay, a beautiful and quiet bay which most mornings has fine a layer of fog sitting just above the water. On this particular morning, with very cold early conditions, the mist appeared from the distance like a bushfire burning on the water, with high wisps of fog drifitng and swirling in the wind.
At the same time the coffee man was drifting between parked boats and I was keeping an eye on him to make sure I didn’t miss out on my morning coffee. But I felt drawn to the magical fog and slowly paddled into the midst of it, enjoying the hazy sunlight illuminating the shallow water as the mist slowly burnt off under the morning sun.
It’s experiences like this that make early morning kayaking so cool. Get out there! 🙂
Look at how calm the water was…and the mist..beautiful. I bet that was a stress relieving paddle!
Great pics. Thanks. Sydney looks like a phenomenal paddling spot. I was paddling at the Coorong in SA on Saturday and there were seals, dolphins, sting rays. Very funny web site, funny bloke! Isn’t Freya doing well? Tough as.
Thx Christina! I’m actually from Adelaide so know the Coorong well, in fact my Dad played one of the hunters that shot Percival in Storm Boy – true story! As for Freya, I find her inspiring and intimidating all at the same time! Enjoy your paddles… 🙂
Beautiful pictures in the mist!
Thanks Peter, it was even more amazing in real life, as it was gently swirling about. Magic stuff!