Kayak venture heats up Agnes
TOURISM in Agnes Water could be up the creek without a paddle but not if Simon Speck can help it.
The 1770 Liquid Adventures owner is painfully aware of the difficulty of getting tourists to a beachside town in winter.
This problem was the fuel for his latest venture which involves kayaking from Middle Creek in 1770 to Wild Cattle Creek in Tannum Sands as well as fishing and camping along the way.
Speck and his Gladstone friend Richard Strain embark today on the three-day journey which Speck has high hopes for.
"At this time of year the conditions are beautiful in Agnes Water and it is a shame to waste them," Speck said.
And he said it would do the Agnes Water and 1770 tourism industry the world of good.
The flow-on effect, Speck said, could assist bait and tackle shops and accommodation in the region.
"At the moment we need something down here," Speck said.
"It's pretty quiet in Agnes Water. It's our slowest time of year but it is the best time to be on the ocean."
He said if successful he would introduce it as a regular tour for experienced kayakers.
"It's a start anyway," Speck said.
Strain and Speck will leave Middle Creek today and travel through Pancake Creek.
From there they will continue on until they reach Rodd's Peninsula
They will then get to Hummock Hill Island.
In the last leg of the trip they will paddle from Hummock Hill Island to Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands.
They are due to arrive in Tannum Sands Thursday.