4/05/2017 – SUP WORKSHOP – Mindarie
I signed up for a three hour workshop one Saturday morning. Very educational and informative. I learnt a lot of ways to upskill myself.
Practising on the roller board, yes, that’s me coming off.
Actually managed to get someone to take a photo of me when I wasn’t falling in. By the way, I only fell in once.
Some of the group practicing their paddling.
We even spent half and hour on SUP yoga, a goal of mine.
Here’s something really impressive. Different location but this is what I am aiming at!!!
We finished up with a bit of fun on some super big paddleboards. They would easily fit about a dozen people on them.
2/4/2017 – Early Morning
They told me that early morning was a good time for paddling, so with a great deal of effort I thought I would give it a try.
Guess what? They were right. Beautiful mornings in Perth.
Calm river, very little wind. I met some lovely girls from the SUP Tonic Meet Up group, we paddled the river on a few different days.
A really calm morning on the Swan River. Look out for the waves that the boats make as they go past.
Paddling early in the morning.
A bit later in the day. Good stuff.
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.