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 …

Vivid in Sydney

I joined the crowds by Circular Quay tonight to check out the Vivid light displays over the Opera House. The quay was packed. There were dozens of photography groups clustered at the front of the cruise terminal, alongside casual onlookers armed with their iPad screens. I was lazy, and so didn't bother setting up┬ámy tripod, …

Sunrise over Sydney Harbor Bridge

We dragged ourselves out of bed this morning. Originally, our plan had been to kayak over the weekend, but we foolishly heeded the weather forecast, which warned of certain thunderstorms. As it turned out, it was decent kayaking weather, albeit somewhat gusty. No matter. We launched our kayaks right about dawn, and paddled for the …