Beautiful morning kayaking on Sydney Harbour today. It’s the first time I’ve made it out since January and the weather really turned it on.
I put in at the Southern end of Balmoral and headed around Middle Head to Clifton Gardens and back. All up a little over 8km broken up with a coffee and swim at Clifton Gardens. The water at Clifton Gardens was crystal clear and warm – much better than the other side of the head and one of the best harbour swims I’ve had.
I was surprised to find that GoPro don’t have a dedicated kayak mount amongst their vast array of mounts for every occasion. After some Google-ing I stumbled across this video reviewing various mounts and took fancy for the Kayalu.
The mount was very easy to use. A simple screw to attach the GoPro and the two pivot points on the arm allowed the camera to be manipulated into any angle I chose. The suction cup was very rigid and felt like it would take a pretty strong knock to dislodge. I was attracted by the string and carabiner clip which provide an extra layer of protection.
I used the GoPro app on my phone to remote connect to the camera and took a series of photos as well as a 20 minute video as I rounded the head. I’ll need to work on my iMovie skills to get the video in shape but have included some of the photos below.