Decided to have a go yesterday, 22km raft. Right near our front door. The river is up from all the rain, so there was some trepidation but we had been advised that most of the rapids where C1-C2 in this section.
The first bit above the weir is full of Platypus, we must have seen over a dozen, of course trying to photograph them is near on impossible with a little p&s while sittiing in the raft, by the time the camera focuses, they are down again ! Unfortunately this crappy swirl is as good as it good photography wise.
Doing some maintenance in the one of the hyrdo station intakes
The river is full of wildlife, as are the banks, pulled over to stretch the legs, nearly trod on a goanna.
It’s an easy portgage left of the weir
Getting back in the rafts at the bottom
and looking back up
Even the normally slow parts where running swiftly
In the wilderness
Miles of smiles
Finishing at Buccurambi Bridge
There were plenty of trees (mostly Calistimons) overhanging the river, and acting as strainers, one nasty incident saw me being smashed in the side trying (unsuccessfully) to get away from a thick branch that was overhanging !