Australia Day 2006 Fireworks and More It's a public holiday here in Australia today, and traditionally The Powers That Be make sure there's a big fireworks display on on the Swan River. Today we took our kayaks at around midday to the UWA Boat Club carpark at Matilda Bay, which was practically deserted.
Got the kayaks onto the water, paddled up to Pelicans and had lunch, then paddled around a bit. Rob rescued someone's kayak that had got loose from their yacht off RPYC, and had his first unscheduled wetting. He also did some very full on beach ball rescue, which netted him (me) three cold ones. Thanks Rob! There was an odd vessel moored off the boat club, we paddled over, and the Engineer from Mauritius, invited us on board to have a look around. The White Crane, she's called and she's an ex Japanese Patrol Boat, and you can tell. Rob will doubtless have more to say, and piccies of the vessel, so I'll leave it to him to talk about further if he wants.
We had a try of the cross trainer that the Spirit kayak people had, it's very fast, but feels quite unstable, tippy, as the fellow said, when you try it after our little and stable Funskis. Fun though!
As the sun set, we paddled and moored on the river, shared an earphone each of the cool radio Steveg got me for a couple of birthdays ago that go with my cool Roetring pens and watched the fireworks, which were much better than last year, with some new cool designs, and good composition, fitted the music and excellent colour arrangement. Much better and well worth waiting for. There may be photos later. We put heaps of cylume sticks on the kayaks, so they were really dressed very nicely for the occassion. A lot of fun and a great day. I hope you all had just as nice time as we did.