Tag Archives: sydney harbour

FP steams towards Manly, enjoying the sunshine and gentle conditions

Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach 2014 Ocean Surfski Race

The annual Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach surfski & SUP race is one of those events that gets talked about all year round. In the past few years the weather…

Sydney Harbour dawn as Team Fat Paddler set-off for Manly

Practice Run for the Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach

The Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach – 11.5km of open water racing on Sydney Harbour – is an annual institution on the Sydney paddling calendar. It starts under the iconic…

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Paddling Sydney Harbour at Night and Things That Go Bump in the Darkness

There’s nothing quite like a mid-week paddle. With work taking up most of my waking hours, the only option was to go at night, and what better spot to paddle…

Grumm take things very easy on a lazy Sunday morning

Remember, Paddling Is All About Having Fun

The Team Fat Paddler boys had a go at me recently. You see, I’ve taken a liking to paddling out through the Heads to explore Sydney’s cliff-line, or donning the…

Last light over the East Sydney skyline.

Sunday Sunset Surfing Sessions

I’m usually an early morning paddler so I don’t see many sunsets from the water, but I received an invite for an evening paddle from my close mate Nat (a…

Good morning Sydney! And welcome 2011.

Welcome 2011 from Sydney Harbour

For my first real paddle of 2011 I wanted to get back to the scene of the amazing NYE Fireworks, Sydney Harbour. Grumm and I made the early morning trek…

Poles! An interesting route by Goat Island, in the guts of the Harbour

Exploring the Urban Beauty of Sydney by Paddle

As paddlers we spend a great deal of time exploring the outdoors but often concentrate on the natural world – waves, cliffs, beaches and wildlife. Often we forget that the…

Paddling Against the Iconic Sydney Skyline

I don’t often paddle in the heart of the city of Sydney because of excessive boat, ship and ferry traffic, but every now and then I do just to see…

Sydney shoreline - where I'd like to paddle eventually...

Video: Summer paddling on Sydney Harbour

A lot of my online paddling mates from the northern hemisphere have been whining recently about Winter’s intrusion on their paddling, the freezing over of lakes, and generally bloody cold…

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…

Hide Tide Discovery: Scotts Creek

The fantastic thing about paddling in Sydney is that there are so many secrets to be found.  On my usual paddling spot (Middle Harbour) there are all types of areas…

Folbot Cooper, Greenland Paddle, Sydney Harbour

It’s embarrassing to admit this, but last week I forgot that my BD Nanook was still on the roof of my car as I drove into the garage. Imagine my…

Sydney Sunrise Paddles

One of the real joys of getting out early in the kayak is seeing sunrises from the water. There is something magical about a dark horizon turning gold and then…

Video Blog: The Search for the Famous Coffee Boat

Oh yeah, my first ever paddling video blog. Join the Fat Paddler on his early morning kayak search for the fabled Coffee Boat on Sydney Harbour.  Edited without sound so…