Calm paddle and perfect weather conditions

A self-supported trip created by craigstrong

Trip Overview

Beginner level paddle. The bridge was being repaired and out of action, so had to go further up stream.


Water level around 0.2-3m and fairly still water. Traveled about a mile upstream, navigating some trees and narrow sections, and had to get on my knees to pass under a foot bridge.

Really peaceful, safe conditions and surrounded by nature.

Safety Notes

Low water, little wind resulted in very safe and easy conditions. You need to pass under a foot bridge (knees) and navigate some trees as well, but beginner level was ok.

Access was easy and river banks were in good condition, from fishing jetty.

Would read the water and recommend reviewing the water level as a higher water level might make it a bit more challenging to get under the bridge and navigate obstacles.

Gear Notes

Standard pack

  • wetsuit and lifejacket
  • Lanyard and waste belt
  • First aid kit
  • Dry bag
  • Whistle
  • Phone


  • 13 degrees
  • 10pm wind (not felt)
  • Sunshine

Portage Notes

Council made fishing jetty’s and picnic tables sign parking for 2 cars. Very short work across the road to access point.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 4/20/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Stand Up Paddling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 1

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