Canberra Collection 2014

What a memorable 2014. I’ve continued to be mesmerised by the beauty of Canberra with each and every season offering a spectacle of colour.

I have peacefully paddled amongst soft pastels tones, navigated my way through pea soup fog and have been wowed by our -8 wintery conditions as I glide my way on glassy, often near frozen waters. Each and every sunrise is different and I am continually amazed by this natural beauty especially the golden sunrises which are special to our inland city.

Through my paddling experiences I have been fortunate to meet fellow paddlers, friends and others who have become influential in my life. Our common link is our love for Canberra and all that it offers.

I have found it extremely hard to put a selection of shots together as there have been so many memorable moments this year. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed capturing and sharing them.

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and I hope that you have an enjoyable festive season. Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you in the New Year.

Paul Jurak

Kayakcameraman

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Steely Saturday Start

6 Dec 2014: At 5.30am the sky looked threatening with low steel coloured clouds lingering overhead. I paddled down into the Molonglo from the East Basin to watch the Burley Griffin Canoe Club prepare for their 24 hour challenge and was welcomed by Charlie Honker and his family of gaggling geese. The conditions were ideal in the morning with calm water and no wind but the weather soon moved in and Canberra was dealt a drenching. IMG_4162 LR
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