3/12/2016 – Finally my sister has arrived from Queensland
I have waited about ten months for Chris and her partner Bruce to get here. They have been traveling around Australia with 4WD and camper trailer, and appear to have been having a ball. Bruce managed to pick up a kayak along the way, so with that, Linda’s canoe and my SUP board we are set to go.
I took them to Kent Street Weir, it was quite windy so we decided to go upstream, which turned out to be a very good choice. You can just see cormorants in the tree drying out and a couple of nests.
Here is a closer view of the nests, the bird noises were very loud and raucous, young birds crying out for food and older ones squabbling.
Chris and Bruce had got ahead of me as I was taking photographs. Another great spot in Perth.
Bruce on the camera this time.
Messing about on the river again!!!
Chris looks like she is heading for the bushes as I look on. Lots to explore and experience.
April, 2016 – This time on the Swan River
We met up at Point Walter, Alice is keen to have a go on the river – no waves.
Another beautiful day in Perth, the water is calm, lots of bird life around and the sun is warm.
I convinced Cheryl that she can come on my board which is very buoyant and will support both of us. Here’s the proof.
Cheryl has a go on her own and is soon paddling like an expert.
Now she’s really showing off on Alice’s board!
Oops, nearly got it on camera – this is the moment after the fall. A lovely morning out.
April, 2016 – City Beach
Cheryl, Alice (her daughter) and I are going to the beach to watch Alice try out her new stand up paddle board.
The waves are a bit big, but we manage to convince Alice that if she can get out past them, she can have a good paddle in calmer waters.
Dog just wants to know where his ball went.
And Alice has got past the waves, and is having a go kneeling.
Yeah, now standing and staying on.
But will she fall off and give me a really good photo? Dog still looking for ball!
Dogs obviously don’t care what happens to Alice, and look at those clouds.
Alice emerges safe from the water, after having had a great inaugural paddle. Next time, she vows to go somewhere you don’t have to park so far from the water. These boards can be heavy and awkward to carry long distances!
14/2/2016 – The girls meet up
So difficult to get everyone together, but we managed on Valentine’s Day to meet up at Matilda Bay. Great weather, good company, wonderful lunch and many promises to do it again.
Mia and I doing some paddle boarding on the river, it was quite windy that day, but we had been determined to attempt some yoga.
This is the result. Yes, I know that Mia has her leg twice as high as mine, but please note that my leg is straight and not bended!!! Hopefully we get to practice more in calmer weather.
Finally someone took this lovely photo of a group of AOAers off on a cycle ride along the river.