Sydney is split in 2 parts, north and south by Sydney Harbour. Also to the south there is a first limit to the urban expansion at Botany Bay. That stretch from the Bay to the Harbour is what we paddled.
I used to paddle that area a lot until I moved to the very north of Sydney but I had never paddled the whole coast in one go. Both launching and landing points were in protected waters, however well before being in the ocean we started to feel the force of the swell and the white cups hitting from the side. A small thin shower was added to the mix producing a very annoying sensation when it hit the face being blown by the wind.
|Someone told you can't see the wind, but I can in this image!|
Later the rain stopped and some sun light was filtered through the clouds producing a nice effect on the confused surface.
|Matt floating on the conditions.|
|Watch out Matt!!|
|A lot of birds, more than usual|
|Rae and the big swell modelling for the camera|
|Recipe: take a wave, compress it under the rocks and then let the pressure out.|
A really nice paddle. Enjoy the video.
PS: Rob, you missed a good one!! :-)