Saturday, August 6, 2011

How he hated that Monday morning commute

I found this one in the archives from back in May. One of the great things about the river around the city and Kangaroo Point is how well it's utilised. This section gets Citycats, ferries, paddle steamers, pleasure boats, the world's largest solar-powered boat, HMAS Endeavour (if you look closely you can see it in this snap)... and then you get kayakers, rowers and I've even seen someone on a paddle board!

Just as an aside, I was talking to a friend who mentioned that he often went for a paddle in the river if it was a nice day. Being English, I took that to mean that he took his shoes and socks off, rolled his trousers up and waded in to about mid-calf. I looked at him like he was bonkers. While the river is good to float on, you wouldn't want to go swimming about in it! Yuk! All sorts of nasty stuff went through it during the flood and I think it's probably still a health hazard... and the swirling under-currents can be deadly....  Anyway he meant paddle-boarding. Duhhhh.


Inner Artist said...

I've always envied those who can travel to and from work via the river. What a lovely way to start and end one's working day. I'd never envisaged that, though, as paddling oneself!

Annie said...

Terrific shot Cara. Lovely, thank you.

Alan said...

Haha - how long did it take you to get used to having thongs on your feet?!

Great shot, by the way. Glad you retrieved it from the archives.

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