Riverhead pub paddle is one of those magical kayak trips where you can just sit in your kayak and let the tide take you to the pub and back!
This is second in a series of tide assisted social paddles around Auckland for the laid back evening paddler who wants an easy paddle to a waterside pub / restaurent around Auckland.
Launch point: Whenuapai
Eight of us from Auckland Yakity Yak Club launched from Waimarie Rd boat ramp, Whenuapai.
High Resolution Video of the trip to Riverhead pub paddle
The video was shot with the just launched Canon EOS 70D and the newly released GoPro Hero 3+ without any post processing on colour / exposure / balance. It just goes down to show how advanced the new senors are at working at low light even in the hand of amateur.
Matauri Bay is under 4 hours drive North of Auckland, just past Kerikeri and not too far from the Bay of Islands. Known for the resting place for Rainbow Warrior, Matauri Bay and (Cavalli Islands) is perfect for rock gardening lovers who like to explore the area over multiple days from one of the two camp sites (one in the bay, and one in the main Cavalli Island).
Getting there and Setting Camp
Full HD Video – showing the highlights of the trip, including Rock gardening in the swell and couple of rescues …
Paddlers Setting off through the surf
I did this paddle with Auckland Yakity Yak Club. Here are some of the paddlers on the trip.
Russell being pounded by a breaking wave whilst out of the boat
Deep water rescue #2
Rock Gardening and paddling in Matauri Bay and Cavalli Island