Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Barely-Afloat - Fat Paddler

Team Fat Paddler getting amongst the lumps

It’s incredible how much difference a week makes! On week 2 of training for TFP, we changed to composite boats from Sydney Harbour Kayaks and head off for Grotto Point…

Camping bliss on the Murray River, WA (Image Credit: Paul Jarvis)

Kayak Camping Gear, what to buy?

Ever since I first picked up a paddle, I’ve wanted to take off with mates for a few nights under the stars at some hidden camp-spot only accessible by kayak….

Grumm with euro paddle

Team Fat Paddler training run (and yet another smashed paddle)

The members of Team Fat paddler got together this morning, on a hot fine Australia Day, for a first paddle together. Alan and Sacha had a little experience under their…

Custom Purple Heart tips!

Incredible Generosity from a Canadian Paddle-Maker

Despite our daily news being filled with stories of human suffering in all its forms, there are times when truly amazing things happen where incredible people give of themselves for…

Cliff erosion

Sydney Harbour Rock Gardens

One of the interesting features of Sydney Harbour is that much of cuts through rock, creating intricate rock formations and cliffs. I find myself drawn to the rocky shore whenever…

Tim Kennings, lovely fella and skilled paddler

Making friends on the water – Tim Kennings

It never ceases to amaze me the way things happen. Like today’s paddle, which started out solo and ended up with a long social paddle with a stranger and a…

Kayak for Kids 2010 - 28 March, Sydney Harbour

Kayak for Kids – Paddlers Wanted

With a new year it’s time for a new challenge and the first event of the year is Kayak for Kids, a 17.5km paddle on Sydney Harbour to raise money…

Daddy, can I have a shorter paddle next time??

Maiden Paddles for Gracie Aged 3

During my recent Christmas break, I was lucky enough to spend a week on the glorious Sunshine Coast in beautiful Queensland. Fellow paddler Darryl (otherwise known as @ireckon, or “that…