In your Defence

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, 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.

Friday, July 12

Paul Jurak It was like peas soup out there this morning with the visibility getting down to a few metres. Lucky I know my way around or you could find yourself going round in circles.

Thursday, July 11

Paul Jurak This morning it felt like I was cast into a world of mystique.

Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday, July 9. Kayak cameraman Paul Jurak. Lake Burley Griffin. sunrise. generic.

Paul Jurak What a Winter Wonderland it is. Such serene and calm conditions out there again this morning.

Monday, July 8

Monday, July 8. Paul Jurak kayak photos of Lake Burley Griffin. Sunrise, morning, weather. clouds

Paul Jurak My Monday morning meditation. I know that I keep saying it, but there is truly no better way to start the day.

Paul Jurak, Friday, June 28

Paul Jurak Marbled skies and calm conditions made for the perfect end to a busy week, especially when Canberra has been in the national political spotlight. I hope you have a great weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 27


Paul Jurak Amid the political storm, the lake was serene and calm.

The best of the Kayak Cameraman

The Kayak Cameraman: The best of the past 12 months

Paul Jurak Today is quite a significant day for me as it marks 12 months since the Lake View blog commenced with the Canberra Times.

Lake View: Thursday June 20

Paul Jurak That was exactly what I needed this morning. There is no better way to unwind and unravel the mind. Yesterday I had several mental doors open up as I heard news from a friend that their ...

Monday, June 17

Paul Jurak The title for this morning’s paddle would have to be "Marbled Monday".