Second Kayaking Trip – Georges River via Connells Bay

Let me start off by saying that I finally got the right gear to mount my 30Kg kayak. What you see below is a Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 roof rack that basically saved me 30 mins of hardcore effort that my wife and I had to put in last weekend. Because it turns and swivels if you are able to lift your kayak high enough so that it sits on one of these, you can basically push the kayak from that point on, until it reaches the other side. Relatively easy to use. So with the new roof rack on the car, we had to go out, even though again we were short on time as Mrs had to do some shopping. I decided to leave early on Sunday and add an hour of kayaking before the shopping. This is how the Kayak looked after loaded and secured. My 10-year-old son also got to have a quick turn this time. He surprises me each time by his ability to say Yes to anything. He was sceptical at first but there was no stopping him. He went for a lap alone as I watched nervously from the shore. I knew he will be ok, first given he was wearing a proper life jacket and second he had done a bit of kayaking at Kangaroo Valley before. And he well deserved this at the end 🙂

Georges River Info

Origin East of Appin (Macarthur region)
Ends Botany bay
Length 96 km (60 mi)
Depth 10.5 m (34 ft)
Volume 271,393.5 m3 (9,584,171 cu ft)
Basin 930.9 km2 (359 sq mi)
Area 26.6 km2 (10 sq mi)
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