Cruising the waterways of Tuross Head

April 2013: I headed down to Tuross Head with three of my mates for a boy’s weekend away. We arrived to massive seas, rainy conditions and a huge southerly that was gusting up to 50 Km’s. These inclement conditions would normally drive most people indoors for the afternoon, but for us, we just put on a rain jacket and went in search for area’s that were protected from these gusty conditions. Tuross head and its surrounding areas are the perfect place as there is  a multitude of meandering waterways to suits any scenario. So in true style we dived head first into our boy’s weekend away. I hope you like the photo story.

High winds and rainy conditions does not  deter us!

High winds and rainy conditions does not deter us!

There is no such thing as bad weather....just inappropriate clothing.

There is no such thing as bad weather….just inappropriate clothing.

We meandered through some amazing scenery. We called this route 'Elk Horn Alley'

We meandered our way through some amazing scenery. We called this route ‘Elk Horn Alley’

A huge Elk Horn...very cool.

A huge Elk Horn…very cool.

Sun's out now and its looking like it going to clear up...well for a while anyway.

Sun’s out now and its looking like it going to clear up…well for a while anyway.

On our way back the Aerial root from the mangroves caught my eye.

On our way back the aerial roots from the mangroves caught my eye.

The worlds of Tuross Head

The DNA of Tuross Head.

It looked like a scene from 'Avatar'

It looked like a scene from ‘Avatar’

Mangrove reflections

Wild mangrove reflections.

Well that was the first paddle for the day complete, so then it was off to re-fuel and throw our bags in the beach shack. In the afternoon the southerly winds began to reduce so we decided to take in a Tuross Head sunset.

Taking in a sunset at Tuross Head.

It all about chillaxing and getting out there!

It reminded me of a 60's swirl. Even on a windy and overcast evening you can still find a little piece of magic.

It reminded me of a 60’s swirl. Even on a windy and overcast evening you can still find a little piece of magic.

The boy's flat out in cruise mode....also a few more fish would have been better as well!

The boy’s flat out in cruise mode….also a few more fish would have been better!

Stealth paddling our way back.

Stealth paddling our way back.

No its down to the beach (it was a huge 50 metre walk) to see the day or the morning in :)

Now its down to the beach (it was a huge 50 metre walk from the beach shack) to see the day out or the morning in 🙂

Cheers to a great Saturday.

Cheers to a great Saturday. Now this is living!

Sunday morning we are off and at it again, but his time we have clear skies, light winds and the day is going to be a cracker.

The start of another fantastic day.

The start of another fantastic day.

Blue skies and smooth sailing.

Blue skies and smooth sailing.

I discovered this small secluded session of brilliance.

I discovered this small secluded section of brilliance.

Where the reflections and lighting were near perfect.

The reflections and lighting were near perfect.

I just floated away in here for ages. I wasn't in any hurry to go anywhere.

I just floated away in here for ages. I wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere.

3 hours of clear skies and smooth paddling.

3 hours of clear skies, wild reflections and smooth paddling….OH YEAH.

After a huge paddling session in the morning we set our sights on Narooma for our afternoon paddle.

The board walk at Narooma.

The board walk at Narooma.

Floating under the Narooma Bridge.

Floating under the Narooma Bridge.

In cruise mode again....there's no need for speed.

In cruise mode again….there’s no need for speed.

Hoping to land a big Flatty

Hoping to land a big Flatty.

On word of warning! Approaching these guys on the water will most probably end up with you being totally saturated.

One word of warning! Approaching these guys on the water will most probably end up with you being totally saturated…..you have been told!

What a brilliant location.

What a brilliant location. This was our pick of the places….winner!

We floated, fished and solved all the big problems of the world. But we had been watching a brilliant sunset build all afternoon.

We floated, fished and solved all of the worlds biggest problems, but we were not going anywhere as we had been watching a brilliant sunset build all afternoon.

This was the perfect was to farewell and end an excellent weekend away.

This was the perfect was to farewell and end an excellent weekend away.

I hope that you enjoyed the snap shots from our boy’s weekend away. The next place on the list in either The Upper Nelligen or Mallacoota for a two night / two day paddling camping trip…….Can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “Cruising the waterways of Tuross Head

  1. What a cracking series of captures! Love that first mangrove reflection, the sunset, campfire, etc etc. (Have to confess you’ve inspired me – and my photo friend – into checking out kayak hire in our neck of the woods, er, river, and let me say we’re no spring chickens, but when it comes to seeking out different photo ops – we’re there!) Thanks for sharing your fabulous photography.

    • Hey Valerie, we had the best weekend getting out and amongst it. The weather wasn’t the best on Saturday, but once we got going, the weather broke and we had a ball. They are a great bunch of blokes. Sunday was stunning. You will love the kayaking and the photos that you will take will be fantastic. The water reflections are amazing. I look forward to seeing your shots, but one word of advice….. paddling and photography is extremely addictive. I’m living proof. But what an addiction to have hey.

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