It was one of the coldest mornings this winter when I met Malini and Adam at 6am for a sunrise paddle. There was a howling wind and it was 6 degrees. These two were still keen, so we set off and despite the cold weather we still had a great time. A nice hot coffee at the end of the paddle has never tasted so good.
The team from Verve Portraits, Rushcutters Bay had their team bonding session and stayed at Palm Beach. They got up early for the sunrise session and we made our way over to Resolute Bay. It was a cold winter’s morning and was pretty chilly when we first set out. After a few minutes of paddling every one warmed up. The bush walk up to 3rd head was glorious with the sun rising over Palm Beach. The whole team thought the experience was “amazing and awesome” and were still talking about it a month later.
If you need some family portraits done, go and see the team from Verve Portraits, Rushcutters Bay.
A good mate of mine had his brother-in-law Joe, out visiting from England for a couple of weeks. They got up early and we were getting ready in the dark. We set off at first light, so we could be at the top of 3rd Head for the sunrise. We also explored the Aboriginal Cave near the top of the Resolute Track. We then went down and did a bit of Yoga on the beach. I’m hoping to introduce a sunrise kayak with a yoga session led by a qualified yoga instructor to our list of tours soon.
Joerg and his wife still made it down to Palm Beach for the sunrise tour despite sleeping through their alarm. It was a beautiful morning for a paddle. Then they were off to enjoy the rest of the day enjoying all that the surrounding areas of Pittwater has to offer. Excellent pubs, restaurants, cafes and of course the numerous beautiful beaches.
Manuela is a Northern Beaches local who was looking for something a bit different. She came along for 2 Sunrise Tours, she liked the first one so much. We were really luck and saw loads of local wildlife including fairy penguins and swamp wallabies. On our first tour we hiked up to 3rd Head and admired the Aboriginal Cave and the views. For the 2nd tour we landed at Great Mackerel Beach and hiked up to some amazing views over Pittwater, Barrenjoey and Palm Beach. We then pushed further inland to have a look at the Aboriginal engravings. Manuela is a keen photographer and took some great photos.
Denis and Patricia celebrated their 10th Wedding Anniversary by coming on a romantic paddle with Pittwater Kayak Tours. Paddling in an area packed full of natural beauty was the perfect way for Denis to spoil Patricia. They enjoyed the beauty of Pittwater, the crystal clear water of Resolute Bay and the breathtaking views from West Head over Palm Beach, Broken Bay, Pittwater, the mouth of the Hawkesbury and over towards the central coast.
This group of teachers get up each Friday morning during the school term and come for a paddle. It’s a really relaxed atmosphere. we try to mix it up, sometime we walk up to one of the views to watch the sunrise, other times we take our goggles and go for a swim. Were always back by 7.40am and go for a coffee before work. a great way to start the day.
When Chennel 7’s hit TV program Sydney Weekender approached me to be filmed I jumped at the chance. Mike Whitney and his professional team came along and filmed a sunrise tour with Pittwater Kayak Tours. Its was a beautiful morning as we paddled across Pittwater and then hiked up to Third Head. We admired the stunning views, enjoyed out light snack and then went to see the Aboriginal Cave with hand prints believed to be up to 2000 years old.
When we returned to the beach, everyone had a swim in the cool and calm refreshing water of Resolute Bay. no one could believe how clear the water was.
These two motivated people and good friends of mine, Brendan and Jamie, know how to get their day off to the right start. It means getting up before dawn but the feeling of doing exercise and going somewhere that has as much natural beauty as Pittwater, Resolute Bay, KuRing Gai Chase National Park and stunning views leaves you buzzing and feeling euphoric for the rest of the day.