We’re back in civilization after two days kayaking through the Laotian jungle. When I first saw that the boats we would be using were the inflatable variety I was a bit disappointed, but it turned out that they were ideal. This time of year the water level is only just high enough to be navigable, with quite a few rapids to negotiate. Continue reading Nam Ha River
The tide wasn’t suitable for a lunchtime paddle today, but even though it was windy we were both keen so we loaded the kayaks early afternoon and set off.
Continue reading Up Duck Creek
I was woken at 6am this morning by tuis, and now I’m drinking tea and watching the light changing over the estuary as the sun gets higher.
Continue reading Pataua camp
By exerting our combined powers of positive thinking this morning, Felicity and I convinced ourselves it was summer and loaded up the kayaks.
Continue reading Oruamo and Kaipatiki Creeks
We launched our kayaks at Cockle Bay this morning, and since there was still 3 hours till high tide we cruised up the coast to Howick beach before turning back and heading up river.
Continue reading Mangemangeroa Creek
When Felicity and I saw the blue sky and sunshine this morning, we both felt like going for a paddle. The east coast tides were still wrong, but the Manukau was full at 11.20, which was perfect.
Continue reading Waimahia Creek
The tide was full about 1pm today, perfect for a trip up a river.
We loaded up and headed south to Whitford, but instead of launching where we had planned at Clifton Rd, we drove to the north down Broomfields Rd. This ramp actually leads down to Mangemangeroa Creek, and unfortunately had a chain across the top, but we were both keen enough to carry the kayaks down to the water’s edge.
Continue reading Turanga Creek Whitford
On 20th of July, Felicity and I flew to Bangkok then on to Pukhet for a week’s kayaking.
Continue reading Phang Nga Bay Thailand
It started raining quite heavily as we left home this morning with our kayaks on the roof, and we wondered if we had made a bad choice of activity. The rain radar at the Met Service hadn’t shown much coming, but I have experienced showers in the past that didn’t officially exist.
Continue reading Whau River and Wairau Creek
When an after-breakfast check of the rain radar confirmed my hunch the grey clouds were unlikely to amount to much, we decided to go for a kayak. On the way down the road, Felicity consulted the map and reminded me that we intended to return and explore the main channel of Henderson Creek, which seemed like a great plan to me.
Continue reading Henderson Creek
I’ve been keen to try out my new kayak racks since I got them, and today I got my wish.