Graham Chiz


Motorbike and Kayak Adventures in Queensland

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I came to Australia in 1970. I was born in Wales UK. I have lived and worked in Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. I have travelled the continent extensively over the last fifty years. I have been living in Bundaberg for many years. Bundaberg is situated in Queensland 230 miles/370 Km north of Brisbane. The town is located on the Burnett River. About 16 km from the coast and lots of lovely beaches. One of my pastimes is building strip built kayaks. I have built ten over the last 12 years, and there is no shortage of places to paddle them. I started building kayaks in 1956 in Gower South Wales UK. It was a wooden frame with a canvass skin. A PBK 14. A terrific little boat which I used for a number of years. I was also a member of the Mumbles Rowing Club. Going into the RAF at the age of 18 for 2+1 years. We were made to play Rugby Union in Wales while at school, and I played some club rugby while in the RAF. My main sports were rock climbing/ mountaineering and Kayaking. Climbing mainly in North Wales but also Climbed in Scotland, Germany, Austria and Northern Italy. Snow skiing in Norway, Austria and New Zealand. Kayaking was mostly in Wales - Pembroke and Gower. I also kayaked in North Wales on the lakes rivers and coastal areas. Motorcycling was a big part of my life at seventeenand and into my mid twenties. At times it was my only means of transport in the climbing areas of north wales. There was no public transport.


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