Mickey and I had the most enjoyable and memorable weekend in Mallacoota, East Gippsland Victoria Australia. We went in one car, with my AI on the roof-racks and trailering Mickey's. Weather was a bit iffy with the Bureau but turned out great with winds on Saturday varying between 15 and 25knots and mostly sunny skies. We sailed all Saturday on the Mallacoota which are reasonably large and pe(a)ddled all Sunday up the Wallagaraugh River which is one of our Wilderness Rivers. We both took cameras and took still and videos with our new Olympus 1030 SW. We are still getting used to our cameras but came away with some brilliant footage. Mickey afterwards went to a lot of trouble and edited the video with stills,wipes etc and overlaid music which we played to our friends at a BBQ here this week, which enthralled them. Great job Mickey.
Saturday was just fantastic sailing and I have just now put a small piece of it on Youtube at
Unfortunately the really fast stuff is on a much larger grab which I can't use on Youtube until I edit it to reduce it in size which I will do next few days. Any pointers from Youtube gurus would be gratefully taken here.
Got some fantastic photos too are here is a sample.
Sunday was just as great putting in at a remote location, peddling mainly with kyaks only mode, up this majestic river full of fish jumping, birds of prey circling overhead, as it winds its way past steep banks and thick virgin bushland. We stopped for swims in the river as it was a very warm day and had a ball. The AI is a fantastic kyak to do this sort of thing though being a novice paddler, I found keeping direction challenging. Is it the length of the kyak or lack of expertise?..I wonder.
Here are a couple of photos taken on the Sunday.
Both Mickey and I are very glad to own these little versatile that are helping us regain some of our youth that seems to slip away so quickly...Pirate