Matt Carter took these pictures, paddling out today on his surfski with his friend Leo and me for about 1/2 hr. Thanks for the company, guys!
My host from last night Geoff, me, Leo and Matt
I was actively looking for getting off the main channels with huge motorboat traffic – once you found a small shallow one, no one was in there nay more…and I enjoyed the peace and remoteness.
Mangrove trees just stand in the water, amazing they can survive in the saltwater!
The scenery was perfect for crocodiles or alligators (like I have paddled with them in Florida!) – but luckily there were NONE of those creatures around…so I had to make up my own fantasie by finding this wooden scary looking dinosaur creature :-))
I reckon I won’t have such a relaxing look again at a mangrove jungle with muddy water channels further up north…once the big teeth animals are around…so I really enjoyed taking these pictures and floating around a bit! Actually, I felt likesome animals were missing…just turtles and birds…the gators in Florida were not dangerous, just there…rather shy than agressive.
The roots of mangroves exposed on lower tide.I had troubles coming out of one channel on lowest tide, almost stuck!
A sandy cliffy section of a channel with a tree almost breaking off…
27.34 153.24 Blaksley Landing on North Stradbroke Island 50 km
I paddled through a maze of Mangrove islands today, quite different. Will write more later…too tired now