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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Green Island
Date: 29-05-2011
Launch: Wynnum Creek
Distance: 17km
Conditions: Wind Light SW
Any more kayaks on the water and you would have to make a booking. As it was we were asked what we were doing at Wynnum Creek as "our lot" were leaving from Tingalpa Creek. We confessed having an aversion to mud. While a 0.5m low around 1pm leaves Wynnum Creek a bit slippery around the edges Tingalpa Creek can be a sludge pit.

The type of kayaks and gear tagged the first crowd as QSK. No fluoro tops or plastic paddles here. It was the hat and the stance that gave Patrick away as he made ready for a solitary paddle leaving via the boat ramp. A gentle SW cooled the back of the right shoulder and filled the sails. Making an easy 9 - 10kph for the northern end of Green Island it looked like QSK had doubled in size with two distinct groups now heading for St Helena. Turns out the first group was another lot of paddlers from Wynnum.

But that's not all. To the south we saw three other groups heading for Green, one of which later looked like it was changing direction and disappeared from view. A sole paddler made a dedicated line towards Manly. By now those heading for St Helena looked like two oyster leases. The group coming up the western side of Green were flying sails. That was more like it - our kind of heathens - nothing quite like a sail for speed and a rudder to keep you on the straight and narrow.

By the time we pulled in "our lot" had taken possession of the northern end of Green Island and were settling into AM tea or breakfast number two. Patrick had landed and was catching up with familiar faces. The smell of pancakes greeted Scarla and Cathy and four other paddlers who cruised in having come up the western side of Green to the rumble of thunder. Amongst the kayaks on the beach was Ray's stripper and she is quite something. With soft lines, exquisite and detailed use of different timbers this beautiful craft comes to a point. So Dean, if you think the soft snub nose of an Artic Raider is scary, don't ping Ray as this girl could could impale with intent.

After AM tea in the warmth of the sun we split and made our own way around the eastern side to take a look at the rumbling storm. The solitary cell sat and dropped it's payload over northern Stradbroke Island while yachts raced colourful spinnakers against a foreboding skyline. The fringing reef kept us well offshore. By the time we were within cooee of the Lockyer Light the storm has dissipated as had the kayakers. Coming back into Wynnum Creek we found ourselves within conversational distance of flying skiffs dangling their payload off trapeze. It looked like unstable fun as they scooted along under slight winds.

With such a glorious day in the month of May little wonder there were around 30 - 40 kayaks out and about on Moreton Bay. Funny thing was that we all happened to be in the same location - where else but Queensland ?
QSK hit the sticks
Standing room only
Destination Green Island
Arrival Green Island
Taking possession
Settling in for a chatter and chew
Scarla, Cathy et al arrive
What a beauty
The rumbler to the east of Green Island
Storm racers
Coming ready or not
Artic surf