Monthly Archives: October 2009

Aussie-made Nadgee Kayaks

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence, the owner-operator of Nadgee Kayaks, arguably Australia’s best locally-made sea kayaks. He’d driven up from his home near Bega on the south…

Hawkesbury Classic Tweeterview with @ireckon

I just did an interview on Twitter with @ireckon (who just happened to be in Team Fat Paddler) via Tweeterview where I shared my experience during the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic….

Google prefers kayakers

Credit to Pat Wellner for bringing this to my attention! On a recent search for directions from his home in South Dakota USA to Sydney, an interesting instruction came up…

Hawkesbury Classic Colour and Fun

As much as the HCC turned into a gruelling night of sleep deprivation and pain, for many it’s a paddling festival of colour and fun. My land crew (Team Fat…

Random thoughts whilst paddling 111km down the Hawkesbury River

When you kayak a long distance on your own, you inevitably have meandering thoughts about many things ranging from current muscular pain to family to why your bow wake is…

Team Fat Paddler Limited Edition tshirts

** Team Fat Paddler tshirts available for limited time HERE. ** At the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic just gone, we had a lot of comments on the Team Fat Paddler tshirts,…

Video Montage – Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2009

A four minute compressed version of an 18 hour overnight kayak endurance event held on the Hawkesbury River in NSW (Australia) to raise money for Leukaemia research. Featuring the Fat…

Team Fat Paddler - Let's Ride!

Team Fat Paddler #fat111

The day of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is upon us and Team Fat Paddler is ready to set off on the big adventure. With three responsible (!!) fellas in the…

Thank You HCC09 Supporters #fat111

The final tally for my fundraising efforts ended at $3,640.55 after a late rally, a spectacular amount far beyond my initial target. This is due to the fantastic support of…

Night photography with Solent Sea Kayaking

With the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic just days away, I’ve been thinking alot about paddling at night.  I personally love to glide through inky darkness with the stars overhead and the…

Preparing for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

With only 4 sleeps to go, a certain heavyish kayaker is getting somewhat nervous. Have I trained enough? Is everything organised? Will I be able to paddle all that way?…

Paddling to the Dark Side – Watsons Bay

When you paddle Middle Harbour as often as I do, there is a section of Sydney Habour that seems to rarely ever get visited, and that is the southern part…

Paddle Review: Aussie-made Elver Greenland Paddle

This will be short and sweet, as I don’t intend doing a full review of Greenland paddling itself.  But I did receive my new Elver Greenland Paddle yesterday (having recently…

Summer Beach Party with SHK

Sydney Harbour Kayaks are putting on their Summer Launch Party for paddling friends and family to bring in the sunny season on Saturday 31st October down at The Spit. They’ve…