Kayaking: Sembawang to Pasir Ris, Singapore

One of our kayaking friends put together this ambitious plan - to kayak from Sembawang, the northern tip of Singapore, to Changi Village via the back side of Pulau Ubin. And then back to Sembawang. That journey would have been roughly 56km. Not something I'd have undertaken, not in the heavy humidity of Singapore. Since …

Natalie’s week and a bit in Singapore

Our friend Natalie from Sydney has just left. We had a wonderful time, reminiscing over old adventures together Down Under, and also creating new ones together. We kayaked, hiked, swam, cooked, and ate and drank our way around Singapore and Langkawi while she visited. Kayaking to Pulau Ubin It was a beautiful afternoon to be …

Leisure paddle around Northeastern Singapore

Last Saturday, I went out paddling with some kayaking friends from our recent Palawan kayaking trip who'd put us in touch with their friends from another kayaking trip (yay more kayaking enthusiasts to befriend!). Destination: Eastwards from Pasir Ris Beach towards Changi Village, where we pulled up for the group to get breakfast from the …

A week paddling in the Calamian Islands – Linapacan and Palawan, Part 1

Second last night of our weeklong trip: We just had a final 15 km to go - easy peasy, compared to the other 25-30 km days we've had in some epic conditions. However, our rash guards were starting to smell ripe, despite our best attempts to rinse them out to dry every night. And most …

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 …