Kendall Community Boatshed kayaking members are back in the water after floods and weather events

ON THE RIVER: Some of the paddlers ready to launch at Telegraph Point. Photo: Supplied.
ON THE RIVER: Some of the paddlers ready to launch at Telegraph Point. Photo: Supplied.

Kendall Community Boatshed kayaking members are back in the water after floods and weather events earlier this year.

With a number of the paddle events planned for this year cancelled due to the floods and other weather events, 14 members of the kayaking club enjoyed a perfect winter morning paddle on the Wilson River on Sunday, June 27.

Launching from Telegraph Point the paddlers went upstream some 40 minutes, enjoying the peace and tranquility of a truly lovely river, with a stop for morning tea on the way.

The damage from the recent flood was still very much in evidence in the steep sides of the river banks in places and in the amount of debris including trees, branches jammed into the structure of the railway bridge.

The paddle was followed by lunch at the nearby Ricardoes Tomatoes.

News from the recent annual general meeting reports that the structural damage to the boatshed due to the flood will be covered under council's insurance cover.

The work to repair the damage is underway with the pressure cleaning of the boatshed now complete. Work to make the boatshed secure once more has not happened yet due to the amount and severity of damage caused by the flood generally.

The annual general meeting is confident that all is in place for this to happen once resources are freed up from more urgent work.

The annual general meeting also welcomed some new members and saw the election of the committee. Diane Pope was elected president, Dave Rhodes as vice president, Elaine Browning as secretary, Ray Mitchum as treasurer and Barbara Martin as publicity officer.

Lyn and Peter Groves, Graham and Noni King were elected paddle committee.

The next paddle will be in late July at Herons Creek with details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Potential kayakers who would like to join or need more information can make contact via email at barbaramartin243@yahoo.com.au.