Be Kind Kayaking – the first leg

13 kayakers challenged both the unlucky number, and any disabilities they were blessed with. Fine weather included a northerly that brought up a slight chop to paddle into, but everyone made it from Scorching Bay to Freyberg Beach (follow the link for photos). Yet another way to experience the Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Pōneke – sustainably, and at the water’s edge.  Look out for the next stage in a few months time…

Be Kind Kaykers off Point Halswell

Be Kind Kayaking trip around the Great Harbour Way

So you thought the GHW was just for fit cyclists and walkers? A group of people interested in disability awareness are planning a circuit of the Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Pōneke – by kayak! The plan is to circumnavigate the harbour from Scorching Bay to Days Bay, starting with a leg from Scorching Bay to Freyberg Beach on Monday 27 June 2011, starting from Scorching Bay at 8am.

The objectives of Be Kind Kayaking Trip are:
1. To increase and maintain the positives of emergency management/Civil Defence, especially for the elderly and disabled.
2. To promote awareness of disability and disability access (we need kindness and commonsense as well as rights and regulations)
3. To encourage personal action on climate change
4. To promote recreation for everyone.

The idea is to spread the journey over June, July and August (perhaps September), and repeat in September, October and November this year and during most months of every future year.

For more information, contact Neil Newman 562-7881