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Paul Jurak is a Canberra dad, CIT trades instructor, and cancer survivor. He loves the pre-dawn silence of Lake Burley Griffin. Luckily he takes his camera so the rest of us can enjoy the view at a more reasonable hour.

Wednesday, November 6

The Kayak Cameraman, aka Paul Jurak, on Lake Burley Griffin on November 6.

Paul Jurak I was totally mesmerised by the mist this morning. There wasn't any need for speed at all, I decided to kick back and float my way through a magnificent misty morning.

Thursday, October 31

Thursday, October 31.

Paul Jurak It was a beautiful misty start on Lake Burley Griffin this morning.

Friday, September 27

Lake View: Friday, September 27

Paul Jurak There is no better way to see out the working week out than by slicing your way through glassy waters.

Thursday, September 26

Paul Jurak True magic is the only way to describe my paddle on LBG this morning.

Monday, September 9

The Kayak Cameraman on the lake, September 9.

Paul Jurak I love the misty morning starts.

Thursday, September 5

Paul Jurak, September 5

Paul Jurak It's the most amazing feeling when you experience a sunrise like this. Words just can't convey it, but hopefully the photos can; what an absolute stunner of a morning!

Wednesday, September 4

The Kayak Cameraman on the lake, September 4.

Paul Jurak What a wonderful Wednesday morning out on LBG. The mist rolled through in waves from the wetlands and it created the most amazing atmosphere.

Lake View, Monday, September 2

Paul Jurak Golden sunrises, dreamy golden rays burning through the morning clouds and hovering balloons all made for a delightful start to the week.

Thursday, August 29


Paul Jurak What a stunning pastel dawn it was this morning.

Wednesday, August 28

Paul Jurak There were huge smiles from everyone as it was a glorious spring like morning.

Monday August 26

Paul Jurak The order for this morning was smooth waters, light winds and marbled-crazed skies and that's what was perfectly delivered.

Thursday, August 22

Kayak Cameraman August 22

Paul Jurak Who would have thought that a vivid and gorgeous sunrise could take place on such a blustery and miserable morning?

Wednesday, August 21

Paul Jurak It sure was a cold and turbulent morning out there with the wind slicing straight through you.

Thursday, August 15

The Kayak Cameraman: August 15.

Paul Jurak It was so nice to be back out on the water despite a cold and windy morning and I even managed to discover a small piece of magic on the Molonglo River.

Wednesday, August 7

Paul Jurak There was lots of activity on and about the lake this morning as plenty of people were enjoying the calm conditions after the past few turbulent days of weather.

Thursday, August 1

Paul Jurak I was treated to total perfection out on the water this morning.

Best of July

Paul Jurak Winter in July has produced some of the best sunrises that I have experienced for a long time.

Thursday, July 25

Paul Jurak You know it is cold when the water turns to ice on your kayak.

Wednesday, July 24

Paul Jurak This morning I celebrated my birthday by watching another new day beginning on Lake Burley Griffin.

Monday, July 15

On the lake: July 15

Paul Jurak A marvellous Monday on the lake.