Monthly Archives: April 2010

Like paddling through an enchanted forest

A Tale of Two Paddles (Part 2) – Peaceful Meanders

(Continued from Part 1) Both wet from our respective spills, Timbo and I paddled up to Bantry Bay in search of warmth and a hot cup of black gold from…

I can fit through there, NO problem! *gulp*

A Tale of Two Paddles (Part 1) – Thrills and Spills

Adventures always seem to start when you least expect it. Over the ANZAC weekend I was due to paddle & camp out in the Shoalhaven Gorge wilderness area, but sickness…

Kayak upgrade - a composite BD Nanook for the Hawkesbury Classic

Happy Bday – Fat Paddler Turns One

This time a year ago the website was launched. It’s initial goal was to document my personal journey to the Hawkesbury Classic, but quickly became a much greater adventure…

Grumm gets pole position for his first sunrise.

Another Pittwater Dawn and Grumm Gets a Rocket

The weekend had been exciting for Grumm. He had permission from the Minister for War & Finance to buy a kayak, and with the Sydney Harbour Kayaks ex-rental sale on,…

And they're off! Teams start the Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2010

More Team Fat Paddler video from Kayak for Kids

Team Fat Paddler does Kayak For Kids from Sacha Ward on Vimeo. Awesome footage of Kayak for Kids from TFP member Sacha. Cheers mate!! – FP

Pittwater - a magnificent place to paddle

Early morning paddles on Pittwater

There’s something magical about Autumn dawns, and with that in mind I left home at 5am for a paddle on Sydney’s beautiful Pittwater. Arriving before 6am, I was able to…

Mr Percival the Pelican

Bird-Watching from my Mad River Canoe

Whilst out testing my new Mad River Explorer 14TT last weekend, I got to spend a fair bit of time relaxing on Lake Avoca on NSW’s Central Coast. One of…

Test 1 - Tandem Paddling

Canoe Review: Mad River Explorer 14TT

To get my family into paddling I needed a boat that could safely hold my wife and my two toddlers. Thanks to the good folks at Blue Earth Paddle Sports…

Thanks to everyone who donated from Team Fat Paddler!

Race Report: Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2010

Arriving in the dark at 5.30am, Team Fat Paddler assembled what boats we had and all our gear before enjoying the breaking sunrise over Sydney Harbour. Like the Bridge to…