YOUR STORY: Weather gods out for a great day on the Burrum
Friends of the Burrum River System president Tim Thornton talks about the group's meet and greet day on April 30.
THE weather gods on could not have been more favourable, our tidal predictions were spot on and a great outing was had by all.
We got off to a straggly start because of late comers and loading the party boat, but the outgoing tide and gentle five knot south easterly breeze made for such easy paddling that we soon became a relatively homogeneous fleet of 13 kayaks and canoes, with Shaun zipping around in his escort boat and the party boat bringing up the rear.
Our reception at Buxton was wonderful in spirit and comradeship.
The "Good Citizens of Buxton" turned out in force to greet us and put on a great sausage sizzle for us.
They even had a welcome sign on the Buxton community notice board.
The easterly breeze dropped out which made the paddle home uneventful with the incoming tide.
Dudley had a tow, but most of us will be happy if we are in as good a shape as he is at 92.
Apart from Gary and the good citizens of Buxton, we have to thank Chris and Jessie Jones for the party boat, this allowed seven people who don't paddle to participate in a river cruise.
Di signed us in and out; Shaun, our boat captain, looked after those on the water and Geoff helped all and sundry on the shore.
About 26 people had a great day out on the Burrum River.