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.
Chasing a few pastel tones into the main basin
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
Magic tones to start the day.
Now the balloon chase is on….. love this part.
It was that close you could nearly touch it
A balloon eye view of the Nation Museum
It great to see so many kayakers out on LBG
Time for a quick chat and a few hellos
The conditions were near perfect once again
There is no better way to start the day.
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.
What a great combination….crystal blue skies & smooth water
That was a magic morning. I hope that you enjoyed the paddle.