Journey to 404km, aka Paddling the Massive Murray Marathon

The start horn blasts, one definitive last time for those of us in wave one. The water comes alive immediately, stirred up by the rapidly whirling arms of the faster paddlers eager to see the last of the Murray River, this marathon at any rate. From besides me, the kids from Baccus Marsh Grammar blasts …

A Weekend Kayaking and Camping in Kangaroo Valley

To paddle in Kangaroo Valley has long been on our bucket list. The stars aligned this past weekend. Eight of us trekked down from Sydney, car boots filled with camping gear and food, hearts full of anticipation. The forecast had been iffy, but Bridget, the consummate outdoors girl, squashed any potential hestitation. It's just a …

Surprise birthday paddles with Sydney by Kayak

I love paddling around Sydney Harbor Bridge and in front of the Opera House at sunrise. Before the ferries start, the water is flat, sometimes glossy and glassy. It is quiet, except for the sounds of our paddles slicing through the water, and the occasional peals of laughter and excitement as our groups of paddlers …