Kayak – Lane Cove River

Well I made a big discovery today. I discovered the Lane Cove River. All these years of paddling in the Sydney region and I have never paddled up this river before.

Today I decided that I was going to test out my elbow and do a longer paddle than I have done recently. I started at Burns Bay Reserve in Lane Cove and paddled 7.5km up the Lane Cove River to the entrance of the Lane Cove National Park in Ryde.

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The first part of the paddle is along the upper part of the harbour, and surrounded by mangroves. Once you get past the tide line, the river narrows and it is a beautiful bushy paddle. Apart from distant traffic noise, for most of the trip you would not think you were in central Sydney.

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After the 15km paddle (there and back), over 2.5 hours, my elbow was fine and I really enjoyed the morning.

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I now plan to try out different locations around Sydney on a regular basis.

As far my mid-life crisis training goes (see previous post), I have managed to do something 6 out of 7 days so far. So going well.

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