Members of Narooma Blue Water Dragons had a busy time last weekend. On Saturday morning they joined in with the fun of having Channel Nine’s Today show filming live from Quota Park.
After taking on board a microphone from the film crew they performed in front of the cameras, executing a few circles and demonstrating our paddling technique.
Once they had sufficient footage we returned the microphone and headed down into Forsters Bay to practice some race starts and hone their paddling technique for the upcoming regatta season.
On Sunday members swapped their water shoes for hiking boots for a walk in Gulaga National Park. They met at Pam’s Store, excited and looking forward to the walk up to the saddle on the newly refurbished track.
They climbed steadily for about two hours stopping regularly to enjoy the magnificent view of the coastline and the stunning forest around us. “This uphill walking is much harder than dragonboating,” commented one member.
At the saddle they had a much anticipated rest and sat around the large picnic table having lunch. When they were suitably rested, walk organizer, Libby Shortridge, led them to The Torrs, only a short distance from our lunch spot.
The large boulders that confront you are truly magnificent and all agreed The Torrs were a highlight of the walk. Members fully appreciated how this area has such special spiritual significance for the local Aboriginal people.
The walk downhill to Pam’s Store whilst being quicker was no less onerous as the mature knees and hips of the walkers started to complain.
“I can’t believe I actually walked all the way up this steep hill”, remarked another member as they made our way down. At the car park the decision was made to stop at the Tea Shop in Central Tilba for afternoon tea. A great end to what was a tiring but fantastic day.
If you would like to experience the thrill of dragon boating pop down to the Narooma Blue Water Dragons boat shed (situated next to the Quarterdeck Café) on Saturdays at 8.30am.
The club caters to people of all ages and physical abilities. The first three paddles are free. For more information contact the club via email at Narooma.firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow them on Facebook.
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