Category Archives: Canoes

The first Team Fat Paddler canoe entry to the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (2010)

Video Post: Hawkesbury Canoe Classic – How to Kill Time Whilst Waiting Nervously for the Start

It’s that amazing feeling before something big. That feeling in your gut that’s a mixture of  fear and anxiety, offset by a healthy dose of straight up excitement. Such is…

Shoalhaven River, Morton National Park NSW Australia

Video Post: Paddling Magnificent Shoalhaven Gorge

For Team Fat Paddler the morning started before 4am, as Benno (TFP Adelaide), Mike and I loaded boats and set off on the 3 hour drive to the Southern Highlands….

The rain transforms waterways and adds a new dimension of fun

Video Post: Canoeing in the Rain in the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park Australia

Water is a brilliant thing. Not only does it make paddling possible, it also has ways of changing the landscape and adding new dynamic features. Here in Australia water is…

Could there be a more beautiful place to paddle? I call it "canoe nirvana".

Canoe Paddling in Algonquin Canada

Grab Life By The Shaft Tour Part 1 – Algonquin Canada It was amazing to see the difference 6 months makes to the seasons in Canada. When I was last…

A wet but happy Fat Paddler - any paddle is a good paddle!

Canoeing in the Rain is Better than Not Canoeing

With the 111km Hawkesbury Canoe Classic now only 4 weeks away, the need to train has become somewhat more urgent. Having been away overseas hasn’t helped either, so when the…

Wenonah - maker of fine performance canoes

Maiden Voyage: the New Wenonah Minnesota II

Ever since I decided to take on the 2010 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic in a canoe, people have thought me mad. Why would any sane person decide to do a 111km…

Honed super athletes. Midshipman Mike and Captain FP prepared and ready to race

Team Fat Paddler takes on the Sydney International Boat Show Boat-Building and Racing Competition

The Sydney International Boat Show was particularly special this year. Not only did I get to launch my book The Fat Paddler with daily stage appearances, I was also asked…

Travis carefully backs the Wenonah Rendezvous off the wave and into the froth

Canoe White Water Fun: the Wenonah Rendezvous

Recently I had my first taste of white water on the Kangaroo River, a few hours drive south of Sydney. My guide and instructor for the day was Team Fat…

Running the river in my Remix after plenty of rain equals plenty of fun!

Video Post: Running River White Water with Friends

Three friends, three completely different boats, but one shared goal… white water fun! Full story in a few days, but here’s the video of our fun running a river in…

The Badgers (from left): The Cub, the Tripper and the Sliver

Review: Badger Paddles and Paddle Socks

At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to travel to Canada where I picked up a number of canoe paddles from the man who makes them himself,…

Yeeeeehaw! Want to know what happpens next ?? Read to the bottom to find out!

Ocean Whitewater Aussie Styles – Surfing Canoes

Some time back I met a great couple of Aussie canoe fans online and hooked up for a paddle on the flooded Colo River (where we were involved in a…

Wenonah Minnesota II in ultra-light graphite layup - one damn sexy boat!

Canoe Test Paddle: Wenonah Minnesota II

With Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2011 just four months away, it was time to test the boat I’ve been looking at using for this year’s race. Like last year I’m keen…

Team Fat Paddler does Paddle for the Planet and a farewell to Gelo

Paddle for the Planet meets Commando Camping plus Team Fat Paddler farewells Lt Cmdr Gelo

It was always going to be a bittersweet moment. Our very own Gelo had announced his intention to move back to Europe and that he’d miss the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic….

Oh yeah, bring on the slightly blackened sausages!

Team Fat Paddler starts training for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

It’s amazing that 6 months have already passed since Team Fat Paddler last competed in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. In 2009 we had one man on the water, in 2010…