Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayaking Club Inc.


SSRKC is a Seniors Kayaking Club based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

We are a group of over 50’s who share a common interest in kayaking. We operate around the diverse waterways of the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia. Our aim is to stay physically fit, enjoy the company of other like minded kayakers and create a safe paddling environment.

Lissa and Sue cruise by Mt Ninderry – Image by Scott, Global Paddler Books

 

Fraser Island – Image by Robyn G.

 


 


North Brisbane Camp Report – Jim Blyth

Image by Paul Watt

 
A difficult camp to organize as members were accommodated in many locations. Members with their own caravans were accommodated at the Pine Rivers Showground (no tents allowed), others at the Kallangur Motel and finally those who either lived in Brisbane or stayed with friends, relatives in Brisbane.
The paddles were a bit easier as there are many wonderful places to paddle within a short range from our bases. Fresh water paddles in Lake Kurwongbah and Lake Samsonvale, River paddles in the Pine River and Brisbane River, estuarine paddles in Cabbage Tree Creek and Bulimbah Creek and then a paddle across Bramble Bay.
Day 1 Sunday – Lake Kurwnngbah
Members were informed that we would gather together either at 2:00pm at Mike Hanfling Park at Lake Kurwongbah or at 5:00pm at Pine Rivers Showground. 6 members turned up for the paddle at Lake Kurwongbah.
On arrival one of the paddlers then asked what’s that noise only to be informed that it was the Lakeside speedway in action. On launching we then paddled to the speedway – 3kms away and after viewing what was happening there we continued the paddle into a water lily area before returning to our launch site after paddling 8.5kms. The racing cars roar was continuous throughout the whole paddle at times was quite deafening. At 5:00pm we were pleasantly surprised by how many turned up for the Club’s social gathering as there were other paddling activities that Club members were attending throughout the state.

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Pumicestone Passage Magic

A Monday Paddle Group making a transit of the turquoise shallows enroute to the northern entrance to Pumicestone Passage.
The fragile, narrow finger of Bribie Island, is visible in the background.
The open sea threatens to breakthrough in this section. 

 

George on Fraser – Image by Robyn G.