I’ve heard the 111km Hawkesbury Canoe Classic described many things but never a holiday. Alas in last weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald Travel Section a great two-page spread appeared on the Classic.

The lead photo stars Clairedy and an assortment of OC6s heading off for a night on the river.

Although it may not quite have been a holiday, it can’t have been too bad as Claire’s gearing up to do it all again, this time in a double kayak with her sister. The 2008 race kicks off on Saturday November 1.

You can check out the full SMH article online here as well as pics from PDs previous attempts at the Classic… 2006 and in 2005 on the OC12 and single craft.