Stormwater kayaking in Canberra!

johnboy 18 October 2010 7

[First filed: Oct 17, 2010 @ 14:15]

“dihedralcorner” has posted this to Youtube with the following note:

A recent early morning paddle down Curtin creek after a lot of rain the day before. Urban white (brown) water). Hazards include shopping trolley strainers, killer Carp and the everpresent e coli. A fun start to the day 😉

Kids, please don’t tell anyone you saw it here if you decide to try it.

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7 Responses to Stormwater kayaking in Canberra!
ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 8:34 am 19 Oct 10

Back in the days of the 90s floods we used to hit Berridale creek (right next to the highway) on the boogie boards.

Tuggeranong Creek looked much more exciting the other day, but the syringe carp might have been an issue.

ricci ricci 5:39 pm 18 Oct 10

Tame for an experienced kayaker. Try a run down Red Rocks, Collington Gorge or even Angle Crossing-Tharwa in a flood!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:06 pm 18 Oct 10

Nice. Quiet.

Thumper Thumper 8:30 pm 17 Oct 10

Last time it bucketed down I saw two guys kayaking through the trees on Ginninderra Creek which was, at the time, about 50 metres wide.

Simply brilliant 🙂

Deano Deano 3:58 pm 17 Oct 10

Bunch of wusses. Back in my day it was Sullivans Creek on a lilo!

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 3:49 pm 17 Oct 10

That looks far less dangerous than I thought it would!

I remember being at Pine Island a few years back, and the ‘Bidgee was running a bit high from Spring rain. Saw a “Solo Man” impersonator take his kayak over the rocks just down from the barbeques and playground. The bow hit a submerged rock and bent the front 30cm or so straight upwards. Thought he would have had whiplash, but he paddled on downstream.

But I never saw him again. Perhaps his ghost haunts the spot to this very day.

p1 p1 2:44 pm 17 Oct 10

Mmmmm, foamy.

Looks like fun though.

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