Returning along the shore of Weston Park

Wednesday 16 January: Paddle to the CBC January Barbeque – S/E. Launch from Scrivener Dam and paddle to the CBC January barbeque at Black Mountain Peninsula. After enjoying the evening, paddle off into the sunset. Be on the water ready to start at 5pm. No need to book, but to verify the paddle is proceeding, text “paddle on?” to 0417436877 by 3 pm on the day and I will respond Y or N. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 .

Further Information

A new GoPro to check out.


Distance: 7.9km | Time: 4.50pm – 7.50pm (3hrs), including munchies at the barbeque | Grading: S/E – paddle; E(5)


Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slideshow.


Waypoint and Track Files

Download the gpx file for this trip (if your browser does not automatically download the file, it will open the gpx file in a new window and you can then save it). To use in Google Earth, do File, Open… and select Gps or All files as the File Type.

Track Notes

Arriving via boat has become a standard for some to get to the CBC January barbeque at Black Mountain Peninsula. Another cycled. Some other things never change – we use the same shelter, the nearby gas barbeque doesn’t work and those consuming a burnt offering have to walk over to a nearby fire to cook. The convivial time doesn’t change either; new and old faces.

We launched at Scrivener Dam and enjoyed a 40min paddle up Yarramundi Reach to Black Mountain Peninsula. A little early, so we paddled a bit further. Returned, paddled over the rope joining the buoys of the swimming area and landed.

Cold chicken salad and plenty of water for me.

We left just after 7pm and paddled back down. Plenty of folk enjoying the lake on a 41degC day. The threatening thunderstorm dropped down through the south, the wind was calm and a nice time was had by all.

I do need to learn to drive the GoPro and do a little video editing but, hey, life is short.

Thanks Peter and Linda, Peter and Derek for the opportunity of a little more paddling practise for me.

Track Map




5 paddlers – Peter C, Linda G, Peter J, Derek S, me.