9 Aug 2014: It felt as though I was paddling in a living painting. Mother Nature mesmerised me this morning by beginning the day with gorgeous pastel pinks which slowly transitioned into soft sublime tones. It’s hard to believe that these beautiful conditions would result from subzero temperatures and heavy fog.
6 Aug 2014: What a hair raising sunrise in Canberra this morning. The chilling -6 degree temps continued creating an idyllic winter wonderland. Icicles were glistening everywhere, mist was dancing on the water and the atmosphere was serene. It was definitely worth getting out in these freezing temperatures to experience a morning like this.
25 July 2014: Some would prefer to snuggle under the doona or sit by a fireside during the depths of winter but it is so worth experiencing the crisp, cool mornings and the soft winter tones that a Canberra morning has to offer. This morning was undeniably cold with fog shrouding the lake making it difficult to spot fellow paddlers. As expected the morning unfolded to reveal a crystal clear day and even the swans were out to welcome all that ventured out.
23 July 2014: Often the most amazing places are right on your doorstep…. We just need to open the door. The day begun with gorgeous golden tones to the east and finished off with beautiful blue reflections to the west and I have to say “it just doesn’t get any better than that!”
“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” This quote by Eric Sloane sums up autumn in Canberra perfectly as it has been absolutely stunning this year. So beautiful, I decided to put a compilation of my favourite autumn experiences. I have been treated to many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and even bedazzled by hot air balloons drifting on LBG during the balloon festival. Canberra has been amass with a wonderful spectrum of colours as we have transitioned from summer into winter. I hope that you enjoy my photostory of autumn.
31 May 2014: This morning it felt like I was paddling in a scene from the ‘Lord of the Rings’. Lake Burley Griffin and the surrounding landscape were engulfed in fog that created a feeling of mystique.
15 May 2014: It’s was as if I were teleported to another place. I love my misty morning paddles and the atmosphere that it creates. This morning the sky was clear, the conditions were smooth and soft tones were radiating. Then just on sunrise the fog and mist slowly crept in to create a totally different mood out on the water. This is why I enjoy paddling on Lake Burley Griffin as the transformation took place within 30 minutes to produce some spectacular scenery. I hope that you enjoy the photostory of my misty morning paddle.