8/4/2018 – AOA Trip along the Murray River near Ravenswood
The day before the above trip was planned David talked me into going out on the ocean, to Little Island (and I mean “little”!!). I had borrowed an AOA kayak for the weekend, so better to use it.
This was exciting. More waves than I have encountered before, but we got to the ‘island’ safely, a large lump of rock and a bit of sand about 2kms off the shoreline at Hillary’s Beach. David jumped out first to help me in and landed in a hole, so was up to his waist in water – much to my amusement. But the ocean was washing in over the sand and we had to hold the kayaks tight, so it wasn’t much of a break. We jumped back in and paddled back to shore. Relieved I made it without getting wet and cold.
The next day was Julie’s trip – “Launch from opposite the Ravenswood Hotel off Pinjarra Road and kayak up the Murray River stopping for morning tea and lunch on the way.”
Beautiful day for a paddle.
Stopping for a break.
Now it gets more interesting, going through the trees and shrubbery, be careful not to get your paddle caught in a branch!
Oh dear!! David, who was mooching around at the back being Tail End Charlie, hurried to catch us up and got his paddle caught – another dip in the water.
And here he is emptying out his kayak. Kinda funny when it is not you.
Here I am dry and happy.
Paddling back to Ravenswood Hotel. Another great trip. Thanks Julie.