Our inaugural Tassie trip at the end of March was as good and probably even better than anyone anticipated. Thanks to the organisation and hard work of Lozza and the Tassie girls, our club flew to Hobart for a very eventful, fun filled few days enjoying the company of our sister club in Hobart. Special thanks to our hosts Chris and Lois, where we gathered on Thursday night for a spectacular night of food and drink and a little bit of music provided by Chris to welcome us to Hobart. Friday included some sightseeing before we were welcomed by the Hobart girls to a dinner at their club. Also a special night where we learnt to put our boatbuilding skills to the test. I think we should stick to paddling.
Saturday saw us up bright and early on the water for a training session. To travel up and down the Derwent was another highlight, viewing so many of the historical features of Hobart. The rest of the day was spent browsing (and some buying) at the Salamanca Markets and having a look around this great city.
Sunday we travelled to the Huon River for our long paddle. The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but we all rugged up and ventured down this magnificent river with wonderful scenery. The half way point provided us with a chance to rest up, and enjoy a warm cuppa and delicious morning tea provided by the Tassie girls, before our return trip for lunch. I’m sure this memory will stay with all of us for a long time.
Heartfelt thanks to our sister club, and we hope to return the favour and show you the hospitality of the Gold Coast on your visit up here.
Photographed above are some of our hardworking committee members of both clubs, and the DAGC members