Saturday Serenity

8 Feb 2014: The swans were floating amongst pastel tones, there were hovering balloons and I was treated to golden sunrise. Crystal clear blue skies soon took over as I paddled my way into another stunning Canberra day. It doesn’t get much better than this, the conditions were so good that my planned 2 hour paddle turned into a 4 hour pleasure cruise.

5.49am: The morning was so good that even the local were just floating around and were in no hurry at all.

5.49am: The morning was so good that even the local were just floating around and were in no hurry at all.

Chasing a few pastel tones into the main basin

Chasing a few pastel tones into the main basin

I was so excited when I discovered that the balloons were going to launch for the lawns of the Old Parliament House.

I was so excited when I discovered that the balloons were going to launch from the lawns of the Old Parliament House.

Sculling into a gorgeous sunrise

Sculling into a gorgeous sunrise

Magic tones to start the day.

Magic tones to start the day.

Now the balloon chase is on..... love this part.

Now the balloon chase is on….. love this part.

Precision flying

Precision flying

It was that close you could nearly touch it

It was that close you could nearly touch it

A balloon eye view of the Nation Museum

A balloon eye view of the Nation Museum

Quad Questacon

Quad Questacon

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It great to see so many kayakers out on LBG

It great to see so many kayakers out on LBG

Time for a quick chat and a few hellos

Time for a quick chat and a few hellos

The conditions were near perfect once again

The conditions were near perfect once again

There is no better way to start the day.

There is no better way to start the day.

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This bloke was even having a fly fish out there. He told me that he latched onto a big carp and it dragged him down towards the Carillon.

This bloke was even having a fly fish out there. He told me that he latched onto a big carp and it dragged him down towards the Carillon.

Love it when it's like this. I just didn't want to get out.

Love it when it’s like this. I just didn’t want to get out.

What a great combination....crystal blue skies & smooth water

What a great combination….crystal blue skies & smooth water

That was a magic morning. I hope that you enjoyed the paddle.

That was a magic morning. I hope that you enjoyed the paddle.

4 thoughts on “Saturday Serenity

    • Thanks so much Pat, it was such as beautiful morning out there. I didn’t want to get off the water as the conditions were so good. In the end I was running late to take my middle boy to his soccer game……luckily we made it in time 😊

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