The Otago Canoe and Kayak Club has a storage facility on the
side of the harbour, available for club members to store their
Multisport boats and or Sea Kayaks in.
If you are interested in finding out the availability of spaces,
please contact our Multisport representative for more
information Brent Gardyne .
Longest Day 2001 - Jeff Richardson
Goldrush 2000; A
The Dunedin Twenty - Four Hour
by Team Whingeing Poms
The clock in the Octagon strikes 6 am , and we`re off; 29 teams
of 4, heading down to the boat harbour to kayak the first stage
up to Taiaroa Heads. Helped by an outgoing tide, but heading
straight into a building northerly wind, the swell is 2 -3
meters as we get to Weller`s Rock, and the rescue boat orders us
to shore here, rather than risk the big waves on the way to
Ready now for the tramp, run, caoster leg from The Heads,
across southern beaches, inlets and headlands to The Chasm`s
natural bridge ( it`s wicked looking down from there ), then on
to mountian bikes and back to the boat harbour.
BIG FEED, then it`s the big mountian bike section, up the
Leith Valley, a hellish muddy grovel on the way onto Swampy, and
then the darkness falls, and a big, full yellow moon guides us
before ducking behind high cloud.
A calm barmy night brings beautiful aromas from the bush as we
head up Powder Hill, towards Mt Sllan then head back to town.
It`s now past 3am.
Another BIG FEED, and it`s off on the final stage to tramp
/ run up Mt Cargill.
We finish at 9 am , and go to bed, 27 hours after setting off. A
real adventure for sure, and thanks to all the organisers.
Seeing as we are team Whingeing Poms, we would like to
whinge about the 2 hour wait on a cold cliff before the abseil,
which caused a real loss of momentum for several hours, but
overall a great day out. Thanks Sylvia, Murray et
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