Monthly Archives: November 2009

Wet Adventures on Sydney Harbour

Over the past few weeks I’d been lamenting the fact that I wasn’t getting the same sense of adventure out of my paddling. Whilst initially I couldn’t quite put my…

Competition: Where’s the Fat Paddler?

With 2009 drawing to a close I thought it time to run one last competition. The last competition is – “Where’s the Fat Paddler?“.  To enter, follow the following steps:…

Morning paddles with Anne Marie

A visiting work colleague from our Chicago office, Anne Marie has been a fan of FatPaddler.com for quite some time. It only made sense then that I should take her…

Balmoral Blast's main man Dez running the show

Balmoral Blast at Sydney Harbour Kayaks

I took my new kayak out for it’s maiden voyage on Saturday down at the Spit at the same time as the Balmoral Blast combined with Sydney Harbour Kayaks to…

Team Fat Paddler – 2009 HCC Landcrew Award Winners

Last night the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held their 2009 Presentation Dinner, which Team Fat Paddler and their poor suffering wives attended in the hope of winning something (we certainly weren’t…

Scarlett Woman’s Maiden Paddle

Got up at 4am this morning to get my new Valley Aquanaut out for the first time, managing to get out on the water for  sunrise. I can’t stress this…

The new kayak arrives: Valley Aquanaut HV RM

Too excited to write! Hopefully the pictures will tell tell enough of the story. Cheers – FP

Dee Why’s mad surf paddler

My mate Doug from WozThatYou.com hit the beach at Dee Why this morning and captured some brilliant shots of  a mad paddle-surfer carving up the early-morning waves. According to Doug,…

Ciao Cayenne, thanks for the memories

When I decided to sell Cayenne, my Boréal Design Nanook, I thought it would take a while.  After all, she’s a high class girl and doesn’t come cheap. But in…

Kayak Review: Nadgee Solo

I dropped into Sydney Harbour Kayaks for a trial of the new Nadgee Solo composite sea kayak that they recently added to their stock.  The Nadgee is a beautiful, locally-made…

High tide tour of Middle harbour

A good mate of mine who has been living in the Middle East recently returned to Sydney for a few weeks and we organised to head out for a paddle…

Stand Up Paddlers at Manly Festival of Surf

Manly Beach is one of Sydney’s premier beaches, and yesterday hosted the Manly Festival of Surf.  It’s great to see the sport of Stand Up Paddling now accepted amongst the…

Video – Test Paddle Valley Aquanaut HV RM with Greenland Paddle

A little bit of video of my recent test paddle of the Valley Aquanaut  We started out heading off to the heads until I promptly fell in after edging too…

Looking at Bear Glacier, the Harding Icefield's biggest chunk of moving ice.

More Paddling Bear Glacier Alaska

I received an email out of the blue from Ron, the kayak guide from Backcountry Safaris who showed me around Bear Glacier on my recent travels to Alaska. He’d just…