Sea kayaker nominated for award
A sea kayaker who has recreated the journey of a Killcare resident from Germany to Australia has been nominated for an international award.
Ms Sandy Robson paddled the same route, recreating the journey of the late Mr Oskar Speck of Killcare.
Following her successful journey, Ms Robson was nominated as a finalist in the Australian Geographic 2017 Adventurer of the Year Award and took out the top prize in November.
Ms Robson dedicated her win to Mr Speck.
Ms Robson has since been nominated as the Sportswoman of the Year in the World Paddle Awards, and is one of the three finalists.
Winners will be announced in a ceremony in Denmark in February.
The Hardys Bay Residents Group invited Ms Robson to its 2016 Christmas meeting as an inspirational speaker before her journey.
"The story so captured our imagination that we invited her to Hardys Bay to tell us about her trip.
"It was an enthralling evening," said Residents Group newsletter editor Mr Adrian Williams.
Newsletter, 16 Dec 2017
Adrian Williams, Hardys Bay Residents Group
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