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Kayaks & Paddling in Eight Mile Creek

Recently we bought a couple of Kayaks from Geoff at C-Kayaks in Adelaide. (http://www.kayakgroup.com.au/)

I thought it would mainly be Mitch and I paddling them but, as they are so easy to paddle and track really well, I let Charli have a go.

The model is the Scorpio Terrapin XL. Hard to believe that these sit near the bottom of their range.

Watching an 11 year old effortlessly paddling around on a 4 metre kayak justified buying from a kayak shop rather than a “bathtub” off the shelf at an outdoor store.

Looks like I’m going to have to buy a third one! Maybe a 4th and 5th once Migelle and Aussie have tried it…..

Second trip out. I made a rack for them to sit on top of the camper. Really didn’t like the salt water and sand dropping onto the roof of the Patrol.

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The scenic view, such a great spot – could be a photo out of a kayak catalog.

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Close up of the kayak.

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Charli and her friend paddling near the estuary.

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Another scenic shot

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Here are a few videos. First one is Charli paddling, filmed with the iphone. This was her first time in a kayak.

 

I’ve uploaded the following videos at full 1080P resolution so please watch them in HD if your bandwidth can stand it.

Paddling upstream in 8 mile creek Whyalla, SA. Filmed with a GoPro camera on the front of the kayak.

 

 

The return trip. Paddling downstream in 8 mile creek Whyalla, SA. Filmed with a GoPro camera on the front of the kayak.

 

Paddling the estuary at 8 mile creek Whyalla, SA. Filmed with a GoPro camera on the front of the kayak.

 

 

 

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