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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.

Monday, June 17

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

Lake View: June 12

Paul Jurak Marbled skies and mirror reflections greeted Paul Jurak on his paddle this morning

Lake View: Wednesday June 5

On the lake, June 5.

Paul Jurak LBG certainly had a wintery feel about it this morning. It was clear as bell when I took off at 6.15am from the East Basin, but it wasn't long before the fog slowly rolled in and engulfed the entire...

Monday, June 3


Paul Jurak Winter bites hard into Paul Jurak's fingers and toes.

Lake View: Wednesday, May 29

Paul Jurak All the warning signs were there that it was going to feel like you were paddling in another world this morning.

Monday, May 27

Monday, May 27. Kayak cameraman Paul Jurak. Lake Burley Griffin. weather. generic. cold. sunrise

Paul Jurak What a beautiful morning on Lake Burley Griffin. The calm conditions made for mirror like water that cast magic reflections.

Saturday, May 25

Saturday, May 25. Kayak cameraman Paul Jurak's photos of Lake Burley Griffin. generic. fog. weather. Canberra

Paul Jurak The foggy conditions created such a mystical atmosphere.

Thursday, May 23

Paul Jurak The protection that the wetlands provided made for some amazing reflections this morning.

Wednesday, May 22

Wednesday, May 22. Paul Jurak's photos of Lake Burley Griffin. Weather. Canberra. generic. kayak

Paul Jurak The colours this morning were wild and I wasn’t the only one out there to enjoy it.

Monday, May 20

Monday, May 20.

Paul Jurak It certainly had a wintery feel about it this morning with temperature dropping to minus 2.

Monday, May 13

Monday, May 13.

Paul Jurak It was a brief but beautiful sunrise this morning, but it was quickly extinguished by the low lying clouds. Let’s hope that today’s forecast of rain is correct as we certainly need it.

Thursday May 9

Paul Jurak It had a magical feel on the water this morning. The mist rolled in from the wetlands at 5.45am chasing me into the main basin - it gave the lake a different persona.

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Lake View: May 8

Paul Jurak Simply stunning is one way I could describe my experience out on water this morning.

Lake View: Monday, May 6

Paul Jurak There is no better way to start the working week.

Friday, May 3

From the lake on May 3.

Paul Jurak It was a fresh start today as the temperature has dropped below zero and it won’t be long before we are shin deep in leaves and scrapping the ice off our windscreens on a regular basis.

Thursday, May 2

Thursday, May 2.

Paul Jurak Clear skies and clam conditions provided the perfect conditions for me the snap shot a few silhouettes on the Molonglo River this morning.

Wednesday, May 1

Paul Jurak Wednesday May 1

Paul Jurak I just love seeing Canberra from this perspective and there were plenty of people out on LBG experiencing it from exactly the same angle.

Monday, April 29

Paul Jurak Monday April 29

Paul Jurak It may have been a hazy start to our working week but it was definitely a very pretty one.

Friday, April 26

Paul Jurak What an electric morning.

Thursday, April 25

Thursday, April 25.

Paul Jurak This morning was a time to pay respect and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that all of our diggers have made for us.