The Murray river was flowing strongly, so eight paddlers decided to take advantage of this to do a four day, one-way trip down the river with the current. Thursday morning we dropped off one car at our finishing point at Canoe-The-Riverland, and continued up to the Border Cliffs Campground to start our trip. Many thanks […]
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Bog snorkelling is a Welsh sporting event where competitors aim to complete swims through a peat bog in the shortest time possible. What has that got to do with a pleasant paddle down in the Garden Island area? You’ll have to read on!! On Tuesday 24 May the following ACC members gathered at Garden Island […]
A much reduced group of three paddlers set off from Victor Harbor on Monday morning. Originally scheduled for Saturday, but thanks to the government declaring an election on that day, we decided to move it to Monday. Apologies to all the working people, blame the government! We launched from Kent Reserve again, but this time […]
Five paddlers took advantage of the glorious weather to go for a paddle out of Victor Harbor, around the Bluff and out to West Island The swell was a manageable 1-1.5m as predicted, but the weather forecast did not mention the chop, which made conditions a bit challenging, especially around the Bluff where there was […]
By Peter Carter, Editor, Education and Safety Technical Committee PaddleSA This resource is a PDF book created by Peter Carter based on the flatwater resources for the Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme. It contains the foundation knowledge for paddling on waters described in the Award Scheme Handbook as “areas such as lakes, dams, slow moving rivers, […]
The variable weather continued over the weekend and resulted in the Wardang Island paddle with overnight stay on Goose Island being cancelled. However, it was replaced with Plan B, a paddle down Katarapko Creek with more favourable weather. Mark, Abelardo and Hugh joined Phil at Loxton Riverfront Holiday Park on Friday afternoon/evening. We started enjoying […]
By Rob Bowen (April 2012) The following is an extension on points contained in the April 2006 Splash article by Ross Winters “Packing Your Kayak For Overnight Trips” and an article from SeaKayak Australia “How To Pack Your Double Pittarak Sea Kayak” What to take (in addition to normal “Equipment List” paddling items) Only bring […]
By Peter Carter (2022) Several VMR organisations monitor Marine VHF in local waters: SA Sea Rescue Squadron Adelaide (SRA): Daily 07:00–19:00 Wirrina: Weekends and public holidays Edithburgh: Weekends and public holidays After hours (by arrangement): Fulham, Hallett Cove Aus Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG) CG North Haven: Weekends and public holidays CG Ardrossan: Daily 24 hours, and VMR […]
By Peter Carter (2018) There is no such thing as a perfect kayak. There are some that go quickly in a straight line, others that spin on the spot, some you can relax in, others that threaten to throw you in at every stroke… Modern kayaks are specialised, and no one craft will do everything […]
Settling down Things didn’t start well. Some of us decided to travel down a day early to avoid the traffic and find a suitable launch and landing spot. We soon discovered that the tracks in the Murray Sunset national Park didn’t match the maps we had, and some of the tracks were blocked due to […]