31/01/2018 – A pleasant afternoon with two friends
A friend, Anne, suggested a paddle along the Canning River from Kent Street Weir one afternoon. She has a kayak, and I mentioned to Aly that she might like to come along and could travel on my SUP board quite comfortably.
The river was quite murky and low, so we took it easy, not knowing what was beneath us.
Here is Aly sitting on the front of my board, trying not to dangle her toes in as this disturbs the movement of the board as it moves forwards. By the way, I was paddling, she is just holding the paddle so I can concentrate on the photo.
It was a beautiful day and we were entranced by the scenery, despite the muddy waters.
We meandered up a side tributary, only to find it too shallow to continue.
Then a series of splashes and a flurry in the water startled me. Finishing up with two small fish landing on my board, what a surprise! Well, I had to get a photo of this, one fish smartly returned to the water but I did manage to encourage the other to stay a while and get his photo taken.
Apparently a small bream, we saw lots of fish jumping after this, nice to know that the waters are still clean enough to allow fish to breed.
We stopped on the river bank for a short while and Aly had a go on the board – easy peasy.
Returning back to our start point, I took the opportunity of getting a photo of myself, difficult to do when you are out paddling on your own.
And I am not going to make the mistake of falling in right at the end of the trip when someone has a camera trained on me. (I hope).