total distance = 106km
The wind had finally died down yesterday evening but definitely returned last night as this morning we woke to it blowing hard again. Fortunately our spot was out of the wind and it wasn't until we got around the corner that we realised we were in for a tough day!
While we think there isn't alot of bird life around we do manage to see some and today we saw a bird of prey
Like I said previously todays kayak was exceptionally hard - we were going into the wind for the most of it with every now and then we get a stretch that is sheltered from the strong westerly winds. On the radio the forecasted winds from 25 - 40km per hour and we had them alright! They are swinging to a south westerly and right now I can feel the wind is a lot colder than what it was this morning.
I love the new camera it takes great selfies!
So all along here since we have left the weir we haven't come across great camp spots and if there has been some there has been no where to beach the kayaks or the embankment has been too steep for us. so we were umming and ahhhing as to whether or not to pull up earlier if we find a good spot to camp and we did find one around the 1606km marker - we think we are around this spot as the 2km markers are far and few in between!
At first we thought to lug everthing up the embankment and I suggested why not this flat area right next to the wateras you can see it is not pretty but it is practical! and the tent did fit on this spot ...
If we did camp on the top of the embankment we would have a sensational view of the river in both directions but I think the spot next to the water is the best as it is sheltered from the wind whereas on top of the embankment is not.
Tonight we are having a change for dinner - instead of curry again we are having spaghetti - Neil picked up 2 tins at Torrumbarry weir as well as a loaf of frozen bread and 1 litre of UHT milk.
The next few days are forecasted for south westerly winds so the temperature will drop and then warms up towards the end of the week.