23 May 2013: There was no need for speed this morning when you have reflections like this taking place. The protection that the wetlands provided made for some amazing reflection despite the overcast and windy conditions. A paddle into the our wetlands always guarantees a calm and peaceful experience and this morning didn’t disappoint.
22 May 2013: WOW, this is a huge photo story today. The title for this morning’s paddle on Lake Burley Griffin definitely has to be WWF, the ”Wednesday WOW Factor”. I know that I keep saying it but what a transformation. The colours this morning were wild and I wasn’t the only one out there to enjoy it. The Australian girls junior sculls rowing team went through their paces on a chilly Canberra morning, the RAAF Balloon was hovering high in the sky and I was lucky enough to be paid a visit by the LBG pelicans. I just love starting my day like this!
20 May 2013: It certainly had a wintery feel about it this morning with temperature dropping to minus 2. But you soon forget all about the cold when you witness a beautiful light show like the one this morning. I was on the water at 5.45am and watched the another beautiful transformation take place once again. The colour spectrum was sublime and we even went into purple mode there for a while.
This was one very cool sunrise, although I must say that I could be signing off the blog page this morning with the title of “Paul (snappy fingers) Jurak”. I hope that you have a great start to the working week ahead.
19 may 2013: It began with an early morning paddle and then a walk on the beach where we had it entirely to ourselves; at times it felt like I was on ‘Lost’ and it was 10am. Then it was into the car to tour the many stunning headlands which are just a stone throw from each other to discover a few more pristine beaches before we headed home.
Our base camp for the weekend was the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park at Gerroa. It’s in a great location and you are situated directly on Crooked River and only a short stroll through the sand dunes to Seven Mile Beach. The accommodation was excellent and very well priced, it certainly ticked all the boxes for us.
This part of the coast has so much to offer, there is a multitude of water ways that will cater for all needs, brilliant point and beach breaks and most times (outside of school Hols) you will probably be the only one who is walking along the beach. It has been a few years since I had last been through Gerroa and Gerringong and it certainly wont be the last! I hope you enjoy a few happy snaps from today’s adventures.
18 May 2013: We’ve had a beautiful day hanging out pelicans and walking stunning beaches that stretch for miles. Today’s photo blog is just a brief portion of what this truly stunning section of the Illawarra coast has to offer. It’s such a shame that we have only two days here, but it’s better to experience a little of a lot, rather than nothing at all.
May 9, 2013: Dancing mist on the water, balloons hovering overhead and a smooth sunrise was the perfect combination to start the day. The mist rolled in from the wetlands at 5.45am chasing me into the main basin. This gave Lake Burley Griffin a totally different persona and it wasn’t too long before the morning sun burnt through to reveal a beautiful autumn day here in Canberra.
May 8, 2013: What a transformation! It’s one of the best sunrises I have taken in for a while. Simply stunning is one way I could describe my experience out on water this morning. I found myself totally immersed in an amazing natural light show that was just brilliant. Paddling and photography are opposites but yet they complement each other so much. This is why I love it, because when you are out here you are only looking for the nice in the day and everything else just gets put on hold. Floating away on the water allows me to be plunged into a world of natural beauty where it provides me such peace and contentment; I just love greeting each day like this. I hope that you like the shots as much as I have enjoyed taking them.