I’d planned a little trip out through the Heads and down towards Bondi, since the weather and sea conditions had forecast seas under 0.5 metres and only 5-10 knts of wind. But as I left home at 5am, it became apparent that my plans would have to change, since Sydney was blanketed under a layer of fog so thick I couldn’t see further than 15 metres in front of the car.
When I arrived at The Spit the conditions were no better, and with the distant sound of fog horns sounding off, I decided to paddle to Manly instead, staying close to the cliffs and well out of any shipping lanes where I was likely to get run over. This is such a beautiful part of the world, I figured the only way to describe it properly would be to show you a few snippets of the morning’s paddle. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers – FP
Setting off into the fog from The Spit amongst the nice yachts!
Paddling with the locals, feeding in the shallows of Clontarf Beach
Coasting through the beautiful green waters of Hunters Bay
Paddling past the cliffs of Grotto Point Reserve and towards Dobroyd Head
The sun finally emerging through the fog over North Head
The return journey from Manly in the warmth of the early morning sun
Catching little runners past Grotto Point
Giving the Crystal-X paddles a burn on the final few kms back to The Spit