We will be paddling on the Fresh (from Weir 1 to Weir 2 and return).This is still water and very scenic, the Burrum as it once was.DIRECTIONS: turn off the Bruce Highway into Howard Heights Road (directly opposite the Williams Street entry to Howard), immediately (50 metres) turn left into River Road, continue to the end (about 2 k). River road is “good dirt”, but the end section at Weir 1 is a bit rough, and needs caution.
TIME: 10 am launch, so be there about 9.45 am. We should be back for Temp’s Sausage Sizzle at 1 pm.
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The Weather Gods could not have been more favourable, our tidal predictions were spot on, and a great outing was had by all.
We got off to a straggly start because of late comers and loading the Party Boat, but the outgoing tide and gentle 5 knot SE breeze made for such easy paddling that we soon became a relatively homogeneous fleet of 13 kayaks and canoes, with Shaun zipping around in his Escort Boat, and the Party Boat bringing up the rear.
Our reception at Buxton was wonderful in spirit and comradery. The “Good Citizens of Buxton” turned out in force to greet us and put on a great sausage sizzle for us. They even had a welcome sign on the Buxton Community Notice Board.
The easterly breeze dropped out which made the paddle home uneventful with the incoming tide. Dudley had a tow, but most of us will be happy if we are in as good a shape as he is at 92. Apart from Gary and the good citizens of Buxton we have to thank Chris & Jessie Jones for the Party Boat, this allowed 7 people who don’t paddle to participate in a river cruise; Di signs us in & out; Shaun, our Boat Captain, for looking after those on the water, and Geoff who helps all and sundry on the shore. 26 people had a great day out on the Burrum.