Sunday, March 15, 2015

CENTRAL COAST KAYAK - DOWN MOONEY MOONEY CREEK - 10 march 2015



The tides were better for a down creek paddle at Mooney Mooney Creek.


It was a quiet kayak with the mangroves very exposed and the small tributaries were navigable as the mud was exposed.


It was interesting how the roots of the mangrove trees which grow up and out of the mud for oxygen have a definite line for their growth (like a tree line) along the water's edge. In among these roots were numerous holes which were the homes of small crabs, some with very bright nippers. These crabs didn't stay long to be observed, any movement and they were gone.


Along the way, I came across two houses in very isolated positions. They were surrounded by the bush and the only access was via the water. One had a new pier and the other pier was very dilapidated. I'm sure there was a good story behind the decision to live with no electricity and people with limited tank water but the signs clearly said 'keep out'. I met one of people living in these isolated conditions off Mullet Creek - his story wasn't sad just interesting and full of knowledge on a local history that was once flourishing but was now declined.


There were two mangrove islands that I circumnavigated on the way down and back.


A quiet and isolated-feeling kayak.

distance - 7.62 km

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