9 March 2015: It was a carnival atmosphere on LBG this morning to celebrate Canberra Day 2015. A record number of balloons launched from the Lawns of Old Parliament House and adorned the Canberra skyline while SUP riders, fellow kayakers and local scullers enjoyed the colourful spectacle from the water. Even the local birdlife joined in on the parade!
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.
The sun peeped through the cloud cover to unveil a beautiful morning. The calm and crisp conditions created a beautiful atmosphere and there was plenty of activity with rowers, surf boats and kayakers enjoying the scenery.
3 Nov 2014: What a beautiful morning out on Lake Burley Griffin. I can’t believe that people can write and say that LBG hasn’t any life or activity. There were kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, dragon boats and hot air balloons floating through the morning mist. There was a multitude of sculls and their support crews flying past me on the water and at one point I was nearly ‘T- Boned’ by a quad. On the shore line there was plenty of action with boot camps, joggers, walkers, cyclists and dog walkers all enjoying a gorgeous Canberra morning. What a fantastic atmosphere and to top it all off, the day began with a beautiful golden glow!
26 Oct 2014: This morning I was engulfed by golden mist on Lake Burley Griffin. I was on the water 45 minutes before the scheduled sunrise time of 6.06am and the East Basin was shrouded in light mist and the water, glassy. I immediately knew that this was going to transform into something special, so I decided to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the morning unfold. Initially the colours were soft and then from out of nowhere the sun rose between the poplars shedding gold light beams from all angles. It looked FANTASTIC! From this moment on the morning went into golden high fire mode.
What a blissful morning it was out on LBG this morning. It began with soft pastel tones twenty minutes before the scheduled sunrise and transformed into a captivating display of gorgeous colours and vivid reflections. There was plenty of activity with SUP’s, outriggers, sculls and loads of people enjoying and utilising our lake.
3 Oct 2014: Every sunrise has its own unique signature and this morning’s sunrise definitely took me to another world. It was like I was cast into a dream as the early mist turned to gold and left me spellbound by a stunning sunrise as I drifted my way amongst gorgeous golden mist.