Epic Kayak Voyages of Australia [28]

Stupendous Contest!

The NSWSKC is proud to announce a new contest for photos of the most thrilling, exciting, death defying, well planned, immaculately executed and successful sea kayak expedition of the year. Open to all, the prizes include, but are not limited to:

  • First Prize: 3 Metres of black deck line and 2 olive cleats from Batemans Bay Power and Sail.
  • Second Prize: A weekend for one at Paddler’s Haven Guest House, Tuross Head. (Bedding and food not included.)
  • Third Prize: An autographed copy of the bestselling book “Red Wine and Glowing Coals – 1001 Ways to Abuse/Amuse Yourself and Others at the Campground” by Dirk Stuber.

Many thanks to Norm Sanders for submitting the following entry to kick off the contest with:

The Mighty Yarra

Inuit Classic prototype TAKU ready to launch from the pristine wilderness beach at the junction of the Maribyrnong and Yarra Rivers, Southern Victoria. Massive surf required split second timing and great skill to negotiate the bar.

Vertical sea cliffs made landings impossible for many kilometres.

An encounter with a fellow voyager. The friendly natives waved wildly and shouted greetings (I think they were greetings) in Chinese.

Emerging from one of the many sea caves encountered along the route

Safe at last! TAKU on the beach after a hair-raising seal landing in monumental seas.

Photos by Norm Sanders