|| In brief .
|Hansa Fish River
Canoe Marathon South Africa, 2012
||Several West Oz paddlers journeyed to South Africa
for a two day white water marathon race on the Fish River, all
to paddle in single kayaks: young and old and all with different
racing experience. "A good time was had by all!"
|The Murray Marathon,
||West Oz marathon paddlers journey east to take
on the challenge of this 404km epic paddle without much training
and find it a tough event without the preparedness.
|Murray on the Moore
||Here's a humorous account of a leisurely paddle
, but not without adventure, on the Moore River, an hour's drive
north of Perth.
|Len's Tips for Avon
||Lots of helpfull advice for new Avon Descnters
|Anatomy of an Avon Descent,
||A mixed double in a plastic who have prepared
well come first and set a course record for their category.
|Finntastic: Avon Descent
||Ian had a long break from paddling and here returns
with a vengeance and a very good run in the flood conditions.
|For Those Who Want
a Laugh - Novice Avon Story, '08.
||This novice has a sense of humour and in true
Aussie style likes a good laugh at herself! Much drama due to
the high water level.
|Tales from the Kayak
Graveyard: Avon Descent, 2008
||Here's another novice tale: it's a team effort
and the water level is the highest for ten years.
|Avon Descent ,
||A long story from the eyes of a novice. Good
for first time Avon Descenters to know all about it.
||Here's an amazing tale of endurance by a sea
kayaker who paddles from California to Hawaii - a must read.
|Letter from Robin
Bell, Australian C1 Slalom June, 2006
||Robin is an Australian representative for C1
Slalom, participating in World Cup races in Europe
|Severn Bore - four
star - 1.6km surf - AWESOME, 2006
||Another short but lively account of surfing the
tidal bore, with pics
|Keep Left at the Main
||State Pres of the canoeing association writes
from Canada, Febraury, 2006 and sends pics.
|Plans of Mice and
||Short story on the 2006 Rottnest Channel Swim
event - very hard for swimmers, paddlers and skippers.
|Surfing the Severn
Bore, UK, 2006
||Brief account of catching a ride on this tidal
bore wave, an infrequent event
||This is what you have to do to complete this
gruelling marathon in Victoria, often with a surprise or two
thrown in! Pics included.
the Collie, 2005
||Father and son have big adventures on a big water
level in this 27km race on the upper reaches of the Collie River,
above Wellington Dam.
|Letter to Avon Paddlers
||Letter by concerned paddler re safety
issues and choice of craft for Avon Descent paddling
|Lost: Freestyle Paddle
||Travelling freestyler loses his best paddle on
the Lower Murray - one he had lost in a waterfall in New Zealnad.
|The Ideal Craft
||Ex-patriot Perth writer now resident
in Canada enthuses about exploring by sea kayak nature's watery
paradise which she has at her backdoorstep on Vancouver Island.
|Down River Paddling in
||Ben Mercer's letters home - WA
rep. on Australian Down River Team touring Europe, 2004
|Melbourne 2 Hobart:
The Fat Lady Has Sung: arriving in Hobart
||Fundraising marathoner, cycling, paddling &
walking Melbourne to Hobart, arrives in Hobart after paddling
the Franklin & Gordon rivers, Tasmania, and crossing the
dangerous waters of Bass Strait, 2004
|Melbourne 2 Hobart:
Franklin & Gordon rivers
Crossing Bass Strait
||Same guy as above paddles en route Melbourne
to Hobart, 2004.
||Long time ocean paddler comes close up to a great
white pointer cruising along Perth city beaches. January 2004.
|Past the Pick-Up Point
||Amusing account of white water trip on Warren
River, Western Australia, 1998
|Swearing at the Wind
. . . Again!
||Sea kayaking at the remote Monte Bellos Islands,
Western Australia - much adventure with sea snakes, huge tides
and an approaching cyclone. 2001
|Esperance to Perth,
South Western Australia
||Sea kayaking epic journey, 1200 km, mostly rugged
|Perth to Darwin: Paddling,
||Eastern Stater attempts fund raising marathon
journey mostly through isolated & outback Western Australia.
|Distant Horizon Expedition:
Sea Kayak across the Torres Strait
||Paddlers island hop across Torres Strait in folding
|The Shark Bay Kayak
Trip, Easter 2002
||New paddler's account of the crossing of this
World Heritage Area marine wilderness
|Shark Bay without the
||Perth paddlers join Carnarvon paddlers on a first
crossing of Shark Bay, from Gladstone to Monkey Mia. Same
trip as above.
|Cottesloe to Rottnest
||First time paddler's account of accompanying
swim team in the world's longest swimming race.
|Caught Short without
||Brief but lively account of hair-raising paddle
after returning from injury
|Steep Creekin' -
Far North Queensland Style
||Humorous observations of the lunatic fringe of
paddlers attempting a 'steep creek' in Far North Queensland.
|Freestyle Champs &
Slalom World Cup Races, 2001
||World Cup & Freestyle silver medallist describes
his medal winning tour.
|Lots of Avon Descent
||Top international paddlers, novices and many
more tell their tales of this unique event, from 1995.
| Syd's Rapid
|| Peter Dear
||The story behind the naming of this infamous
| Letter Home
||Some scary experiences for paddlers on the Upper
|Crossing River Attempt
||Tasmanian wilderness paddle aborted due to tough
| Dolphin Antics
||Dolphins play games with paddler.
||Well known WA sea kayaker joins a group
to cross the treacherous waters of Bass Strait, 1998.
||WA paddler attempts NSW night marathon
Madness (Hawkesbury Canoe Classic)
||Local canoeing entrepreneur paddles
one of his boat designs in this fund raising marathon.
|An Amble Down
the Murray (Victoria)
||Hundreds of paddlers have fun as well
as survive this endurance paddle.
| Schools, Nationals
& Youth Olympics, 2001
||Mother of canoeists describes the trials and
rewards of accompanying young slalom paddlers whilst competing
| The Mighty Murchison
||Exciting white water paddling on mega-flooded
river through scenic WA gorge.
| Sea Kayaking to
||Sealife abounds on this trip in heritage listed
wilderness area of Shark Bay.
|Cottesloe to Rottnest
|| Peter Fitzgerald
||Paddler supports team of swimmers in marathon