Monday, May 16, 2016

Kayaking trip from Pasir Ris to Changi and back

Thanks to the passionate staff who aren't your typical civil servants that do the bare minimum at work and only look forward to collecting a salary, Water-Venture Pasir Ris has been organising short trips to entice 1 Star certified paddlers to take up 2 Star certification as well as provide a guided trip for newly minted or rusty 2 Star paddlers who may not be familiar with the possible one day kayaking trips in the area.

The first trip was organised back on 2 Jan which led to a participant eventually taking up the 2 Star course in April.

It was a great day for paddling with calm seas and following tide. 12 of us set of from Water-Venture Pasir Ris and paddled toward Changi, always fun to see paddlers' faces when they realise that the red beacon is actually called "Fairy" beacon. Many of them think I'm joking.

Calm seas and following tide made for a really easy and pleasant paddle. Nothing too demanding and the group managed to reach Changi beach in 1.5hrs! Goodness...

Group pic to prove they reached Changi :p

The sky became overcast on the way back after lunch at Changi Village, as expected during this SE monsoon period. It took the group another 1.5 hours to return to Pasir Ris where we called it a day. Hopefully everyone had fun and learnt a little something on this 10 - 12km journey.

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