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


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Spring is in Full Swing

30 Sept 2014: There is no need to hibernate with winter over and spring in full swing. We have been fortunate to have glorious weather over the long weekend and it is forecast to continue into the working week.  The new Kingston foreshore is proving to be a popular place to be and is a buzz with people enjoying the sunshine and the array of restaurants on offer.  After a long paddle I headed to ‘Local Press’ who impressed me with their unique organic brunch menu including cold pressed juices and organic coffee.

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Wonderful Odyssey

1 Jan 2013: Today I was taken into another world as I explored the beautiful Maria River. This is truly one stunning river, it has so much to see and so much discover. You just drift amongst its meandering arms and quickly you become immersed in its  world. The visuals on top and underneath the waters surface are mesmerising and you are accompanied by the brilliant sounds of the Australian bush. I just love the world which it takes me to. Today I was only going for a quick hour paddle but it ended up turning into a four hour wonder odyssey.

Maria River Magic

Maria River Magic

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100 photos for a 100 years of Canberra

I thought it only fitting to compile a 100 shots as a tribute to the Centenary of Canberra. I’ve had a fantastic year being mesmerised by so many gorgeous sunrises and I am continually amazed at how LBG constantly treats me to a wonderful natural lightshow each and every paddling session. Canberra should be known as the ‘Sunrise Capital of Australia’. The four seasons have been superb. One minute you are paddling through pea soup fog, the next you’re being wowed by amazing pastels tones, or being dazzled by brilliant golden hues, the variety is extensive. I found it extremely hard to select the final 100 as I have snapped over 30,000 photos this year. That would have to be a life time of sunrises in one year- how lucky I am!

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and I hope that you have an enjoyable holiday break.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the new year.


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World of Green

30 Nov 2013: Green was the scene and it set the tone for this morning’s theme, get up early if you are keen. Is it obvious that I have been reading to many Dr Seuss books to my five years old? I had a pleasurable paddle into the wetlands this morning and immersed myself in a world of green and returned back happy as a bean.

I think that I discovered the wetland portal into a world of green.

I think that I discovered the wetland portal into a world of green.

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