I thought my journey was over at Paris but it’s not. If absolutely everything promised at the Climate Summit is achieved we might limit global warming to three degrees. Three degrees means no Arctic or Antarctic ice, no glaciers and very likely no humans.

This is real, happening at present and for people under 20 now the effects could be catastrophic, not just the wild weather we are experiencing with just one degree of warming.

This is an emergency and we need the science to be taken seriously by all governments

On New Years Day 2017,  I will bring out Old Yella for one last time and paddle from my home in Ballina, where I recuperated from the gruelling Paris journey, to Canberra. I will paddle 1150km down the coast to Moruya, then turn right and drag  Old Yella 180km up the hill to Canberra.

Groups in towns along my route are already collecting signatures on the Climate Emergency Declaration petition for me to deliver to Canberra, along with the signatures being collected via the online version of the petition. Please help reach the target of 100,000 signatures by signing online at The Climate Emergency Declaration


Preliminary program:

Depart Arrive Day (km) Running (km)
Saturday New years eve
1-Jan Sunday 1.00pm Ballina (Flotilla sendoff) Evans Head 35 35
2-Jan Monday Evans Head Yamba 45 80
3-Jan Tuesday Yamba Sandon 32 112
4-Jan Wednesday Sandon River Minnie Water 42 154
5-Jan Thursday Float 154
6-Jan Friday Minnie Water Woolgoolga 41 195
7-Jan Saturday Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour 27 222
8-Jan Sunday 3.00pm Coffs Harbour Nambucca Heads 46 268
9-Jan Monday Float 268
10-Jan Tuesday Nambucca Heads South West Rocks 34 302
11-Jan Wednesday South West Rocks Crescent Head 45 347
12-Jan Thurdsday Crescent Head Port Macquarie 32 379
13-Jan Friday Float 379
14-Jan Saturday 3.00pm Port Macquarie North Haven 31 410
15-Jan Sunday
16-Jan Monday North Haven Harrington 39 449
17-Jan Tuesday Harrington Forster 39 488
18-Jan Wednesday Forster Seal Rocks 36 524
19-Jan Thursday Seal Rocks Shoal Bay 54 578
20-Jan Friday Shoal Bay Newcastle 55 633
21-Jan Saturday Float     633
22-Jan Sunday 3.00pm Newcastle Belmont 28 661
23-Jan Monday Belmont Nora Head 27 688
24-Jan Tuesday Nora Head Terrigal 25 713
25-Jan Wednesday Terrigal Palm Beach 45 758
26-Jan Thursday Palm Beach Shelly Beach 30 788
27-Jan Friday Shelly Beach Sydney Opera House 15 803
28-Jan Saturday Sydney Opera House La Perouse 31 834
29-Jan Sunday 3.00pm 834
30-Jan Monday Media? La Perouse 834
31-Jan Tuesday La Perouse Coal Cliff 41 875
1-Feb Wednesday Float 875
2-Feb Thursday Float 875
3-Feb Friday Float 875
4-Feb Saturday 3.00pm Coal Cliff Wollongong 21 896
5-Feb Sunday Wollongong Kiama 34 930
6-Feb Monday Kiama Culburra 32 962
7-Feb Tuesday Culburra Hyams Beach 41 1003
8-Feb Wednesday Hayams Beach Manyana 40 1043
9-Feb Thursday Manyana Ulladulla 18 1061
10-Feb Friday Float 1061
11-Feb Saturday 3.00pm Ulladulla Lake Tabourie 15 1076
12-Feb Sunday Lake Tabourie Batemans Bay 45 1121
12-Feb Monday Batemans Bay Moruya Bridge 34 1155
14-Feb Tues3.30pm Moruya Markets (3.00pm) Moruya Markets 1 1156
14-Feb Wed 5.00pm Paddle to Araluen Rd then start walk 25 1181
15-Feb Thurs 5.00pm Walk 20 1201
17-Feb Friday Speak at Moruya 10 1211
18-Feb Saturday Araluen 8 1219
19-Feb Sunday  Walk 20 1239
20-Feb Monday  Walk 20 1259
21-Feb Tuesday Walk 20 1279
22-Feb Wednesday  Walk 20 1299
23-Feb Thursday  Walk 20 1319
24-Feb Friday Walk Engineering House 13 1332
25-Feb Saturday 3.00pm Canberra – Engineering House to Parliament House 2 1334