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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Pine Rivers
Date: 14-12-2008
Launch: 09:15 Barungwarra Bushland Reserve
Distance: 28.7km
With the HAT and the wind on the Pine Rivers "I'm glad we bought the Roscoe" did not come into its own until the end. Rigged for sailing, an electric outboard and two double ended paddles, she was armed for motion. Leaving from Bald Hills and heading downstream along the South Pine River it was into a firm incoming tide. A brief and successful sail towards the North Pine River was kyboshed when we rounded the corner into a persistent pesky headwind. The outriggers limited the paddle sweep turning the push up the river into relatively hard work. It took a while to catch the waiting kayaks and, together with Irena they were into morning tea by the time we pulled into Leis Park.

The river was brown, murky and decidedly uninviting as were the bull ants in the park. Having thwacked the remaining attacking ants it was time to relish a piece (or two) or Carol's moist dark chocolate cake. The Roscoe thought it time to go and took it upon herself to take her leave. Sentiments about the river were swept aside. At least the water was soothing on the butt welts.

Heading upstream the wind persisted as did the hoon element with jet skiers rocketing up the narrow channel. The wind looked like she was changing direction, and given the effort it had taken to get this far we called it a day so we could catch what remaining wind we had in our favour. Lunch was had in an ant free place in the park where the captain now had to forfeit half his lunch in trade for a small dug out portion of the day's watermelon. In the interim the flooding HAT allowed the rest of group to travel (with a couple of portages) all the way up to the North Pine Water Treatment Plant - at least a further 5Km upstream from the place we had last run out of water and had lunch on a gravelly river bed with the West End Club.

The wind continued and while fluky allowed for lady muck moments cruising downstream with the feet up, paddle slack, leaning up against the outrigger watching the sea eagles. Nice. Crabbing around into the South Pine River we sailed/motored to windward against the tide. At times she blew a bit more. Enough to take my hat off, fortunately caught by the captain on the way through otherwise it would have been involuntary swim number two. The wind picked up some more and this was starting to be FUN scooting across the river in front of the jet boats with one outrigger buried in the drink. Well fun until there was a big wiggle and thrash around at the back of the Roscoe. I thought the captain had gone overboard - you know like one of those horror stories, non sailor marooned in drifting vessel. Turned out to be more hat problems with nothing lost overboard.

Around the ox bow lakes, it all looks pretty much the same and it is easy to see how a night paddle went awry. The only problem today was that getting it wrong could mean a very good workout. As it was, cruising under sail we pulled the right route with some UHF guidance from Mark who had been the first ashore. All that was missing was a fishing line, a beer, a bowl of grapes and a few kayakers.
Rigging the girl
Cruising kayaks
More of the crew
Choose your seat with care
HAT innundation
Pass me a beer . . . please
Pine Rivers Map
GPS Trackfile (OziExplorer .plt)