Monday, November 5, 2018

Our First Full-Moon Long Boat Paddle (2017)

It took us 15 minutes to rig Hihimanu and Ariki at the Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club (many hands and all that) before launching under a full moon. Our first rest came as the sun set in the west and a stairway to heaven lit up the ocean to the east. After a strong headwind for the first 60 minutes, we settled into a rhythm and paddled the 20 kms home in 2 hours and 15 minutes followed by a cold beer, a classic red and fresh pizza in the shed. S'all good.
















Whale Watching - Eagle Bay (November 2018)


(Thank-you for the video footage Bonnie)

A wonderful morning yesterday paddling out of Eagle Bay to visit a number of Humpback Whales and their calves as they migrate south to Antarctica for the summer.
















Sunday, March 18, 2018

Geographe Outrigger Regatta 2018

170 registered paddlers took part in the 2018 Geographe Regatta in "different" paddling conditions yesterday. After years of assure waters, blue skies, calm winds and gentle ocean swells we enjoyed the challenge of something completely different - grey troubled skies, strong persistent winds, significant ocean swells, cold conditions and the occasional huli!






Getting ready for a cold paddle...


The Red Boat huli'd off the end of the Jetty and conditions were so rough Dave towed them back to shore with his Support Boat...





The boys enjoyed the capsize challenge anyway!


Pre-race briefing on the beach...











A very close finish...