Trip Diary

08-2012 Peel Island (An Ekka tradition)
08-2012 Moreton Island
07-2012 Rocky Point
06-2012 Blakesleys
06-2012 The Bedroom
05-2012 Breakfast on Karragarra
05-2012 St Helena
05-2012 Perigee Bedroom
02-2012 Queen Mary II
02-2012 Mud Island
11-2011 St Helena
11-2011 Shorncliffe to Redcliffe
10-2011 Weinam Ck to Dunwich
10-2011 Peel Island
10-2011 Breakfast on Karragarra
10-2011 St Helena and Green Island
09-2011 Wivenhoe Dam
08-2011 Fraser Island
08-2011 Canaipa Passage
08-2011 Karragarra
08-2011 Stradbroke Island
07-2011 St Helena
07-2011 So long, and thanks for all the fish.
05-2011 Green Island
05-2011 Wivenhoe Dam
04-2011 Upper Noosa River Weekend
04-2011 Easter at Woodgate
04-2011 Mud Island
04-2011 Karragarra for Breakfast
02-2011 Bongaree
02-2011 St Helena
01-2011 Weinam Ck to Blakesleys
10-2010 Moore to Blackbutt Rail Trail
10-2010 Whitsundays
09-2010 Mud Island
09-2010 Redcliffe
09-2010 Girraween
08-2010 Upper Noosa River
08-2010 Potts Point
08-2010 Peel Island
08-2010 Gateway to City Bike Ride
08-2010 Mud Island
07-2010 Blakesleys Afternoon Paddle
07-2010 Kedron Brook to Scaborough (and return)
04-2010 Colmslie Beach
04-2010 Brighton Park
01-2010 Nundah Creek
01-2010 Blakesleys
01-2010 Upper Noosa River (with a difference)
01-2010 New Year Paddle
12-2009 Potts Point
08-2009 Raby Bay to Peel Island
08-2009 Wynnum Creek to King Island
07-2009 Sandgate to Redcliffe
05-2009 St Helena
04-2009 Wellington Point to Peel
04-2009 Breakfast on Karragarra
03-2009 King Island
03-2009 Mission Point
03-2009 Mud Island
01-2009 Morning Tea at The Pin
01-2009 Circumnavigate Macleay Island
01-2009 New Year Recovery Paddle
12-2008 Caniapa
12-2008 Pine Rivers
11-2008 Coochie Night Paddle
10-2008 Breakfast at Karragarra
10-2008 Girraween
10-2008 Coomera Falls Circuit
09-2008 Hinchinbrook Island
09-2008 Manly Harbour Festival
09-2008 Linville to Blackbutt Rail Trail
08-2008 Weekend at Blakesleys
08-2008 Old Woman Island
08-2008 Circumnavigate Macleay Island
07-2008 Upper Noosa River
07-2008 Weinam Creek to Dunwich
06-2008 Scarborough to Bongaree
06-2008 Wellington Pt to St Helena
06-2008 North Stradbroke Jazz Weekend
05-2008 Point O'Halloran to Blakesleys
04-2008 Upper Noosa River
04-2008 Aquatic Paradise to St Helena Is
04-2008 Eprapah Creek
03-2008 Paradise Point to Moreton Island
03-2008 Wynnum Ck to Tangalooma Point
03-2008 Amity Point weekend
03-2008 Bremer River
03-2008 Brisbane River - Gregors Ck to Barneys Rocks
02-2008 Play Day - Coochie Mudlo
02-2008 World Wetlands Day Paddle
02-2008 Brisbane River night paddle
01-2008 Australia Day Week
01-2008 Blakesleys 3/4 Moon Paddle
01-2008 Shorncliffe to Nudgee
01-2008 Brisbane River - Barneys Rocks to O'Sheas Crossing
12-2007 Raby Bay to One Mile via Blakesleys and Potts Point
12-2007 Diamond Head to Tipplers
12-2007 Wynnum Ck to Green and St Helena Islands
11-2007 Bike Ride Bay Islands
11-2007 Tingalpa Creek
10-2007 Potts Point Night Paddle
10-2007 Return to Gilligans Island
10-2007 Salt Water Creek and Coomera River
09-2007 Elimbah Creek
09-2007 Scarborough to Caboolture River
09-2007 Fraser Island Whale Watching
09-2007 Circumnavigate Russell Island
08-2007 Pine Rivers Night Paddle
08-2007 Linville to Blackbutt Rail Trail
08-2007 Brisbane River City Reach
08-2007 Peel Island
08-2007 Brisbane River
08-2007 Green Island Day Trip
07-2007 Pine Rivers Night Paddle
07-2007 Mooloolah River
07-2007 USS Kitty Hawk in Brisbane River
06-2007 Black Tie on Peel Island
05-2007 Harrys Hut Camping Weekend
04-2007 Theodolite Creek
04-2007 Upper Burrum River
04-2007 Circumnavigate Big Woody
04-2007 Walkers Point to Toogum
03-2007 Boat Passage to Big Sandhills
12-2006 Woodgate to Mon Repos
10-2006 Fraser Island Whale Watching
04-2005 Keppel Islands
12-2004 Fraser Island
10-2004 Munna Point Camping Weekend
10-2004 Mooloolaba to Maroochydore
09-2004 Coochie Mudlo Island
08-2004 Karragarra Island
07-2004 Wellington Point to St Helena Island
06-2004 Noosa River Camping Weekend
05-2004 Brisbane River Night Paddle
04-2004 Budds Beach to Moreton Island
10-2003 Bulwer to Tangalooma
05-2003 Eatonsville to Harwood Island


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North Stradbroke Jazz Weekend
Date: 07-06-2008
Launch: Raby Bay
Tide: HT 12:16 Saturday
Brisbane Bar
Distance: 27km return
Conditions: Wind 15-20kn Southeasterly
Sometimes a weekend away can turn out differently to anticipated and this was no exception. The forecast was for a firm SE blow reaching 20-30 knots by the end of the long weekend. A possibility to fret about given the sparsity of paddling over the past month. However the BOM got one thing right and that was the showers.

Leaving Raby Bay on a dull grey morning it was a matter of getting the boats packed before the contents got too wet. Seven kayaks headed out under sail and made quick time around the north side of Peel Island. By the time we left the shelter of Peel it was a was slog into a SE with Stan taking on his new persona of Clark Gable as he was gone (north) with the wind.

By the time we converged on Bradbury's Beach Stan had enjoyed a tidal run in across the entrance to One Mile to find Carol had pipped us all at the post and was in possession of a popular key to the amenities. The tide was fairly high and wheels and straps were used to get the boats across the dune up to the reserved unpowered beach front sites at the northern end of the grounds. A van driving around pulled up on the adjacent slab and disembowelled a bevy of convivial footballers and their company. This was not good considering that their conviviality was inversely related to the blood alcohol levels.

With the tide now out we made tracks along the foreshore. An Ocean kayak sporting some heavy duty modifications held together by professional aluminium welding was chained to a post. Richly coloured coffee rock dominated the headland before the shoreline retreated into another sandy cove bounded by hulks of sandbarges. After topping up the camping numbers at the Council office we headed across to Adams Beach. Here the foreshore is taken by an even quieter camping ground with a very attractive grassy foreshore. While the office said no bookings were taken for this camping ground, the signage declared otherwise. A rough road continues on from the end of the grounds and turns back down to the beach passing a derelict boat to end at a beach front property which looked like target practice as you would not know whether a bomb had hit it. On such a walk you find out that Dunwich is really not all that big and before long we were wandering back through the historic cemetery to the camping ground.

With the communal kitchen set up we stayed behind to cook our meal while Bruce and Cheryl et al decided to enjoy one of the Little Ships Club's handsome meals. It was not long before we were invaded by the company of our neighbours, who at this stage of the evening were chatty and happy enough to have security call in and ask that the noise be kept in check. After tidying up we headed off to the club to find that the others had finished somewhat ordinary meals and were about to head back and call it a night. Too bad our neighbours did not follow suit. They rocked in at 11pm and continued with music for all including many renditions of Flame Trees right through to 4am. Not to be outdone, a solitary curlew put its two cents in at some other ungodly hour.
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Wet start
Grey day
Bradburys Beach
Across the dune
Bradburys Beach on the low
Driftwood knarls
Around the headland
Coffee rock
Sand barges rest

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