Inspired by Scott Bevan’s relatively recently published weighty tome Sydney Harbour (which was researched mostly by kayak), we are organising a series of Club day trips over the next 12 months which will cover all of the paddleable waters of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries (e.g. Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, Middle Harbour, the Sound, etc). Themes will vary, depending on location -- sometimes we'll be celebrating the historical aspects and, on other occasions, the natural beauty and remoteness. Distances will mainly be in the range of 20 to 25km. Some will be slightly shorter, others longer. Each trip will have at least two breaks ashore. Some will involve a small walk. Conditions on the day of the related trip will determine grading, however, it’s the intention is that none exceed Grade 2.
Kissing Point (Putney) - Silverwater Bridge – Kissing Point circuit
Saturday 30 January 2021
Meet at 8:30am adjacent the flag poles in the parking area at Kissing Point, Putney. Accessed from Victoria Road via Charles Street (turn left at the traffic lights if approaching from Hunters Hill), Expect to finish around 3pm.
Our route will have us paddling in varied environments ranging from heavily urbanised to intimate mangrove-fringed creeks. Highlights include a visit to the wrecks in Homebush Bay and a stopover in the historic grounds of Yaralla. Lots of other reminders of yesteryear along the way.
Distance approximately 25km. The theory behind the timing has us paddling mostly with a favourable tide.
Bring your own lunch, water and on-water nibbles to sustain your energy.
Your trip leader will be Adrian Clayton. Please email him at gclayton[at]bigpond.com if you have any queries.
The Club’s COVID-safe guidelines will be provided post registration.