Cooloola Dragons

Norma Sanderson

Last month, on a thick foggy morning, the Dragons planned a long paddle to Bullock Point. We had a late start because of no visibility due to the fog, so we hovered around the parked yachts out in the Inlet to wait for the fog to lift.

Eventually we got underway, following our safety boat who showed us the safe route.

As the fog cleared, the Bay was a beautiful sight with calm water and little wind, ideal for Dragon boating.

Paddlers from the Hervey Bay Club joined us so we had a full boat. Because of the late start and time restraints, we didn’t reach Bullock Point. Instead we turned around and veered into Carlo where we had a break and social brunch.

Our visitors were impressed with our catering of sandwiches, fruit, nuts, muesli bars, cheese, crackers, juice and ice tea.

As a result of our sports regatta weekend in July, the Club presented our Community groups with donations. We would like to thank them very much for their support – The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, SES, Coast Guard and Sailability.

Our Next Wide Bay Regatta is being held at 1770 on October 20. This is usually a great weekend. Go Cooloola!

Don’t forget to come down to the Yacht Club’s hard stand to give paddling a try on a Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm and Sunday morning at 7.30am.

Slip, Slop, Slap and bring a bottle of water.  For Information please ring Sandra on 0402 352 756 or Norma on 0439 075 271.