Strewth – You wouldn’t be dead for quids (Out on the Lake)

Baz - Narrabeen Lake, Sydney
Baz – Narrabeen Lake, Sydney

With less than one week to go before I head off to climb in New Zealand I spent Saturday morning preparing my gear and getting it all packed away.

 It is hard to imagine that most of it will find its way into a 65-litre backpack.

Snow shoes, crampons, my best pair of Italian Leather boots, climbing hardware in the form of carabineers, devices and ropes, and plenty of thermals to keep warm up on the glacier and in the mountains…

Climbing gear
Climbing gear

But once that was out of the way we headed straight for Narrabeen Lake on Sydney’s northern beach’s, our second home, for a paddle with long-time paddling partner, Bob.

Bob, Narrabeen Lake, Sydney
Bob, Narrabeen Lake, Sydney

Janet, Annette, Bob’s partner, and Debbie, my sister chatted on the lake’s edge, while the younger “boys” were out on the lake in various watercraft.

TomO even had a paddle in one of the bigger boats, which resulted in a couple of “swims” for him!

TomO paddling "The Fenn"
TomO paddling “The Fenn”
TomO "Swims"
TomO “Swims”

And crikey, how good is the sun setting over the lake – you wouldn’t want to be dead for quids!

6 thoughts on “Strewth – You wouldn’t be dead for quids (Out on the Lake)

  1. sweetlybalanced January 1, 2013 / 1:26 am

    Looks like so much fun!! I wish we had warm enough weather to go kayaking! I am looking forward to hitting the slopes though! 🙂


    • The Landy January 1, 2013 / 12:47 pm

      Well, lucky for me, I’m paddling this afternoon, and will be on the snow this weekend! 🙂


  2. Carol Page-Potter December 30, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful day. Nice to know someone is warm and playing in the sun when we here in the Northern Hemisphere are shivering!


    • The Landy December 31, 2012 / 6:37 am

      Lovely and warm in the sun, although heading for the snow and ice at the end of this week!


  3. The Guat December 30, 2012 / 10:27 am

    Your pictures are always so amazing. Love the Narrabeen Lake sunset photos


    • The Landy December 31, 2012 / 6:36 am

      Thank you – it is such a wonderful spot, might go and watch the sunset on 2012 down there today!


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