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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Tantalising and Turbulent

Sunday 30 November 2014: Words cannot express the sunrise this morning. There was so much variety with the scenery transitioning from what looked like a pot of molten gold  to a perfect rainbow arcing over the city scape. The clouds formations were amazing, often turbulent and forever changing.

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Chilly in the Chilli

9 July 2014: It was a chilly paddle in the Red Chilli this morning. The day began with soft subtle tones to the west and the water was like a sheet of glass with light mist dancing on the surface. It didn’t take long for the day begin in stunning style and I was treated to many gorgeous crisp reflections. You know it’s cold when the water turns to ice on the hatch of your kayak. I hope that you enjoy the shots from my icy paddle on LBG this morning.
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Absolute CRACKER of a Sunrise in CBR

9 May 2014: WOW…. What a morning! There’s nothing better than drifting your way into a gorgeous pastel sunrise while floating amongst pink mist,  it’s truly such a beautiful experience. The conditions were near perfect, the colours were superb and the morning transformation was yet again brilliant. I hope that you enjoy the photostory of my paddle on Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra this morning. Have a great day!


The early morning colours were fantastic .

The early morning colours were fantastic .

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Sunset Serenade

8 April 2014: Words can’t really describe what I experienced this afternoon, but hopefully the pictures will convey the feeling of what it was like to be out on the water and drift your way into a beautiful sunset. The winds were light, the light was superb and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my sunset serenade…..I hope that you enjoy it as well.

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