Trip and Tour Posts

Upper Murray Paddle with Geoff E

Last Sunday, eleven club paddlers set off from Yarragil on the Upper Murray River to paddle the ten kilometres downstream to the Baden-Powell picnic area. The river was flowing well at a level of...

Serpentine River – Mandurah Lakes Trip Report

With the heavy rain and the river rising from 0.45 metres to over 1.2 metres, this twenty-kilometre paddle down the Serpentine River was looking in doubt. Some paddlers were in doubt too, with colds...

Moore River Meander – July 2022

After a two-day postponement due to predicted miserable weather, the thirteen of us who presented for the Moore River Meander were rewarded with a magnificent sunny winter’s day with negligible wind and great company....

Penguin Island Trip – February 2022

A Windy Day in Shoalwater Bay While you might think that work is the curse of the paddling class, for me it’s the wind. At this time of year, the weather gods take delight in...

Penguin Island Paddle – January 2022

SCC PENGUIN ISLAND TRIP  2/1/22: It seemed a long time in the making, but seven of us finally made it to Penguin Island on Sunday the 2nd January 2022.  The original plan was for fourteen,...

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 – September 2021

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...