Sunday 20 April
Beach Street Groyne Cottesloe to Fremantle, return (AP).
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April
Two Rocks Marina (south side) Anzac long weekend overnight paddle (ISSA), requires car shuttle.
Sunday 4 May
Mersey Point to Shoalwater Islands, return (AP).
Sunday 11 May
Hillarys Boat Harbour to Ocean Reef, return including some training (AP).
Wednesday 14 May
General Meeting (social gathering) at 7pm, Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 40 Bedford Rd Ardross.
There is a group of paddlers, many of whom are club members, that paddle from Hillarys Marina on a Saturday morning. They meet at 0830 to be ready for a 0900 start. All Sea Kayakers are welcome. This is a peer paddle, meaning it is an unsupervised non-club paddle.
The Albany group meets on Saturdays at 1300, but with fickle weather on the south coast there is not an advance program. More information is on their Facebook page, where there are some excellent photos.
...Details and more planned trips
Mirage 580, after market thigh braces, after market seat (no more dead
legs), bilge pump with air switch, compass, also included hand bilge
pump, spare break-down paddle, 10 litre water bladder with attachments
to cockpit and drinking hose. $1500 Call Tim 0438742853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See picture below and Noticeboard
for another picture. There is also a plastic Dagger Exodus sea kayak
listed for sale on the Noticeboard page for $1200 (price just reduced).
Oskar Speck - India and Sri Lanka
Sandy has completed stages 1 and 2 of the journey and is the first
woman to paddle the west coast of India. She is currently circumnavigating Sri Lanka.
See her website and blog here.
Jason Beachcroft in Perth
Jason's Sea Kayak Australia Expedition
in Sydney back in January, 2013. The plan is to include Tasmania in his
anticlockwise circumnavigation, which has not been attempted before. He
left Apollo Bay Victoria to head to Tasmania and is currently heading south along the west coast of Tasmania (also see his Facebook page
). The photo below
is of Jason and our president Judy Blight at the reception for him at
South Beach Fremantle in mid-November.
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.
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 last year's symposium on a YouTube
Tim Hale's YouTube video of
a gentle and fun paddle from Hillarys is here.
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.