Trip and Tour Posts

SERPENTINE RIVER – MANDURAH LAKES PADDLE – October 2021

Last Sunday an intrepid crew of twenty Swan Canoe Club paddlers set off into the wild wetlands of the Serpentine River for a lazy twenty-kilometre paddle downstream. Things didn’t start well for Tony when he...

Mandoon Magic

It seems if you want Swannies to come out in numbers, simply mention the word wine. Hot on the heels of the sold-out wine tasting night, came the fully booked winery paddle to Mandoon...

Upper Murray Paddle September 2021

An intrepid crew of Swannies met at the Dwellingup Hotel last Sunday, ready to tackle ten kilometres of the Upper Murray River from Yarragil to Baden Powell. Intrepid because with a few exceptions, most...

Murray Delta Paddle August 2021

Well done to the intrepid dozen Swannies who joined me for the first ‘winter version’ of the Murray Delta Paddle! Driving down to our start at South Yunderup it did look a bit damp and...

Penguin Island Trip June 2021

If you ever doubted that we live in the windy west, the last couple of weekends with winds up to twenty knots or about thirty-six kilometres per hour, should have removed all doubts.   The club...

Broke Inlet Trip Report – January 2021

Another successful trip down to Broke for our Australia Day celebrations – with a baker’s dozen of keen paddlers participating, and the same number returning to Perth to fight another day – what more...

Penguin Island – December 2020

Penguin Island Blues Sunday the 6th December dawned with blue skies, sunshine and the promise of wind. Not the sort from baked beans, but the sort that blows strongly from the south west. Undaunted, fourteen...

Murray Delta Paddle Trip Report – October 2020

Inaugural Murray Delta Meander The Murray River is only one hour from Perth, but feels a million miles away. Guide Marty Wells, assisted by the two Geoffs, led a group of 18 on a lazy...

PWA Instructor / Guide of the Year Award

Congratulations to Geoff Emery who was recently selected as the PWA Instructor / Guide of the Year for Western Australia. As the WA winner Geoff has also been nominated for the Australian Award. Through the...

Sea Kayak Paddle: Coogee to SCC Trip Report – October 2020

A joint Swan Canoe Club and Sea Kayak Club WA paddle from Coogee Marina to SCC was enjoyed by all who paddled on the 25th of October.