Saturday 14 December
Beach Street Groyne Cottesloe to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, return (AP; 1730 for 1800) full moon night paddle.
Sunday 15 December
Ocean Reef Marina to Hillarys return (AP;
0830 for 0900).
Sunday 22 December
Palm Beach Rockingham to west side of Garden Island return (AP;
0830 for 0900).
Sunday 29 December
Mersey Point to Shoalwater Islands return (AP;
0830 for 0900).
There is a group of paddlers, many of whom are club members, that paddle from Hillarys Marina on a Saturday morning. They meet at 0800 to be ready for an 0830 start. All Sea Kayakers are welcome. This is a peer paddle, meaning it is an unsupervised non-club paddle.
...Details and more planned trips
2014 Sea Kayak Symposium
3rd annual WA Sea Kayak Syposium will be back in Albany, the site of
this year's highly successful event. The dates are 28 February to
8 March. For more information see the Canoeing WA website page
Jason Beachcroft in Perth
Jason's Sea Kayak Australia Expedition
started in Sydney back in January, and he has now approaching Esperance
via the top end and Fremantle. The plan is to include Tasmania in his
circumnavigation, which has not been attempted before. The photo below
is of Jason and our president Judy Blight at the reception for him at
South Beach Fremantle.
Adrian Gawned has written an inspiring report of a trip he did at the Raja Ampat Islands
in West Papua in October-November.
Jacki Hollick's excellent report of the July-August Ningaloo trip
is now up.
Antony Mee has written a great report of a trip to Dirk Hartog Island
See the Trip
Reports page for this and other reports.
Oskar Speck - India
Sandy has completed stages 1 and 2 of the journey and is the first
woman to paddle the west coast of India.
See her website and blog here.
Club has put together a do-it-yourself logbook kit, so that those
paddlers who would like a logbook can easily make one. The instructions
and files for printing are here
Ian Watkins from the Albany branch has put some great pictures taken by
various paddlers at this year's symposium on a YouTube
Tim Hale's YouTube video of
a gentle and fun paddle from Hillarys is here.
Launch Site Maps
There is now
a page (here)
with a table of launch sites, with links to a map for each site showing
the actual launch site and nearest parking. There are also downloadable
maps that you can print off, plus GPS waypoints for each of the sites.
Both .kml files (for Google Earth) and .gpx files for GPSs are
there. The Current Program summary
(above) has clickable links to the launch sites, as will the more
detailed Activities program page. Thanks to Royd Bussell
and Jo Foley for doing the hard work to make this happen.
the Safety Guidelines
is continuing to update the Safety Guidelines and
Operating Procedures, and the latest edition (Feb 2013) is available as
a pdf document on the Safety
and Training page. This edition has been sent to all members.
Robinson's Forum for Sea Kayakers in Australia is run
independently of a club or business with the idea that it would be of
benefit to clubs and businesses and would be available to kayakers
world wide. There are posts on general kayak talk, techniques,
equipment etc., and if you register you can post information yourself.