I went for my first paddle in possibly a year yesterday! I really enjoyed it though - it's nice to be back on the water isn't it!!
It is, though I'd rather have been at Noosa! Was it Lake Cootharaba that you crossed? I camped and paddled there as a teenager. Had I my second worse ever bout of sunburn from it. Those lakes are so shallow and exposed they can get horribly choppy and windy.