Club Christmas Party
Cabbage Tree Creek, Port Hacking
By ANDY SINGH
Across the weekend, Club members converged on Maianbar for the River Canoe Club Christmas party.
Some drove and some kayaked in. In the afternoon paddlers were seen catching waves across Simpson Bay and generally having fun. There was a selection of white water boats, recreational, sea kayaks and doubles, all representing the paddling interests of the Club members.
We had floodings, tipping and rolling. We had paddlers exploring the basin and the creeks leading into the National park. We had the tide sweeping boats away and a tidal race challenging our best efforts to cross. In the evening there was a plan for a spotlight paddle into the National park, but about a nanosecond after the fire was lit, the enthusiasm shifted onto the spellbinding magic of the flame—what a fire!
Basil spent some time explaining to me secret presidential things that need to remain secret. Over the evening there was a constant supply of good food and cheer. The late evening quickly became dawn and we were back into the kayaks for the dawn paddle.
The Sunday shift arrived in time for BBQ bacon and eggs before we headed off again for the mid-morning paddle. Well done to Dee and all the helping hands to make the weekend a success.