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by Duncan
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 4138

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

Lizzy, I have done it twice now and I enjoy it every time, I was on a Li Lo as I lent my two rafts to the others, it was so slow, but handled the rapids nicely but hard to change direction quickly. The first time down we did it in the company of about eight kayaks all with skilled paddlers. They wer...
by Duncan
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 4138

Nepean River - Bents Basin

On Friday we went out to Bents Basin west of Sydney to paddle the Nepean River, it's a lot of fun below the Wallacia Weir, we had about three hours on the river and got hit by the afternoon thunderstorm that had been predicted. We sheltered under an sandstone overhang until it had passed, there was ...
by Duncan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven trip
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Shoalhaven trip

Lizzy,

This is our more recent trip with the water level one plus metres, we only did a short section below Long Point as Bas was still getting over his leg injury.

Duncan

https://picasaweb.google.com/1173675669 ... poWV6uiaRA#
by Duncan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven trip
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Shoalhaven trip

Lizzy, Greater Horseshoe Bend to Bungonia is a good trip; or if you don't mind a bit of walk into Nerramunga Creek from the Greater Horseshoe Bend road you can do a good trip with numerous rapids of varying lengths. The best river height is one metre at Hillview the trip these photos were taken on w...
by Duncan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Upper Kangaroo River
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Upper Kangaroo River

The link comes up with an error "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist".

I can't find it from the Home page either. Looking forward to the photos when they are available.
by Duncan
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepal
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Nepal

Jeremy, When we did a trek many years ago we walked up the Marsyangdi River from Pokhara, we swam/washed in it nearly every night until we got too high and the cold was too severe, it was winter. A lot of it was raft-able but some of the gorges would have to be walked past as they were ragging. Fant...
by Duncan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

Jeremy, I wasn't able to go in the end, but will be on the Shoalhaven Thursday and Friday this week. We are putting in at Nerramunga Creek and heading down the section we did a few months ago, it should be a bit better with a slightly higher water level. I want to try to squeeze even a day trip in o...
by Duncan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: who's up 4a trip down Colo this wend?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: who's up 4a trip down Colo this wend?

Sharon,

It's starting to look good, about three metres at Upper Colo, so it should be lower in two days time.

Would you like to try for two days? I can provide a car for the car shuffle.

Duncan
0414 813 958
by Duncan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4193

Re: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!

Gus, I'm keen to do some more locally, will wait and see what the river heights are in about three weeks. I would like to do the Shoalhaven again at about a metre from Nerrimunga Creek to Greater Horseshoe Bend, we did it at about 0.64 m and it needed another 0.2 or more to stop us scraping over the...
by Duncan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125529

Re: Youtube Videos!



A trip down the Colo River just out of Sydney, Australia, running at two metres on the Upper Colo gauge.

Put in at the bottom of Bob Turners Track and pulled out at the Upper Colo bridge.

A fun day playing in the rapids, with a laid back finish.

Duncan
by Duncan
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4193

Re: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!

This is the video of our trip down the Colo River when it was running at just over two metres on the Upper Colo river gauge. We put in at Bob Turner's Track off the Putty Road and finished at the upper bridge. The water level was brilliant, deep enough to cover the boulders but not too pushy. We pad...
by Duncan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4193

Re: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!

Jeremy,

Thanks for the great trip, I'm working on the video and should have it available soon.

Duncan
by Duncan
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4193

Re: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!

Jeremy,

I'm up for a run on Sunday, can't make Saturday. It would be nice to get out there and give it a go, the Colo has already fallen to 3m so they are dropping rapidly.

Duncan
by Duncan
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River, Tasmania - March 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Franklin River, Tasmania - March 2013

Steve, I've paddled rivers in the South Island of New Zealand, the Wilkins River and Buller River up to about grade three. I've also been on the Shoalhaven but at low water levels so not a true test. Out at the Penrith White Water Coarse I've also completed their white water course in kayaks, I know...
by Duncan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River, Tasmania - March 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Franklin River, Tasmania - March 2013

Two of us will be heading down the Franklin River in Tasmania from 2-17 March 2013. If anyone would like to join us feel welcome to PM me with your interest. It will include a walk up Frenchmans Cap if the weather allows. Will be putting in on the Collingwood River the first day, at the end we will ...
by Duncan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Re: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January

Not sure if this will work, I hoping that this will link to Picasa to show you the packraft in a small rapid on the Shoalhaven River.

Duncan

https://picasaweb.google.com/1173675669 ... 4042121538
by Duncan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Re: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January

Bree, You have picked a nice river, I've packrafted from Long Point to Badgerys Crossing on a weekend trip doing a car shuffle at the top. Small rapids but watch for some fallen trees blocking some of the channels. In November five of us paddled from the Nerrimunga Creek junction with the Shoalhaven...
by Duncan
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: [SYDNEY] trips this weekend?

Jeremy, could you give me a call on 0414 813 958 we have an Olympus Camera that was found on the Colo River and we think it may belong to one of your party, thanks, Duncan.
by Duncan
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Jury's out...Explorer or Llama?
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Jury's out...Explorer or Llama?

Chrisp, I would normally have the pack tied on the front tubes but here Julie only had to go a short way so we didn't worry about tying it on the front. On the Shoalhaven trip I actually had an adult in the front to cross at one point and was able to ferry two large packs across the river by nesting...
by Duncan
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Jury's out...Explorer or Llama?
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Jury's out...Explorer or Llama?

I have been using the Llama and at 85 Kgs and 6' 4'' (195 cm) it fits me well. We have used it on the Shoalhaven River and I took it on the plane to Western Australia so that we could use it on the rivers and in the gorges of Karijini National Park. It really allowed us to see some waterways that a ...