Following a year of wonderful adventures and experiences, it seemed only fitting to see out 2016 with yet another!
My photography friend and I had been promising to undertake a kayak outing around Garden Island on the Port River in South Australia for about the past 3-4 years.
Having had a taste of kayaking while on Vancouver Island a few months ago,
it was time to commit, so on Saturday 31st December, 2016 we did just that!
As my "real" camera is still being repaired, I used a Nikon Coolpix waterproof camera purchased for the Vancouver Island kayak outing. I am disappointed with the results
but perhaps I need to spend time learning how to adapt to the different hardware!
So, notwithstanding the poor photographic outcome, I decided to post these few
pics anyway, on the basis that perhaps they would still give you a feel for the experience
We ventured a little ways into the mangroves - a very different "world"
This was one of many vessels in the Ships' Graveyard around Garden Island -
didn't want to venture in too close because the tide was coming in (and we had to paddle against it to return to the boat ramp from which we had launched!) and the waters around the wreck were eddying quite fiercely, so we chose to keep our distance.
The waters around Garden Island also offer home to some 90 Dolphins as a Sanctuary -
we did see a couple just after we launched but weren't quick enough with our cameras to capture them. Here is a white-faced Heron and we also saw Spoonbills, Pelicans and Cormorants.
It was a fantastic 3-hour adventure and one we are keen to repeat and explore
other kayaking venues around the State of South Australia.
A delightful way to sign off 2016 - in good company and surrounded by nature!
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and very happy 2017 - I look forward to seeing your photos.
Joining up with the team at Our World Tuesday