I started the day with a morning kayak at Fagans Bay in Brisbane Water.
The conditions were ideal earlier with a high tide, sunshine and a light wind.
It was a pretty paddle with a mangrove shoreline and fairly clear water.
There were heaps of birds - cormorants, ducks, pelicans, cockatoos, galahs, spoonbills, herons and ospreys.
The railway bridge was an interesting feature to paddle under and around. There is one bridge and the rusted pylons of an earlier bridge.
Strangely, I kept finding things in the water that were waterlogged and useless - a large drill and case, a lounge, a kayak, two eskies and a fishing kit. The drill and case, I took to shore and put in a bin.
The wind was fairly strong on the return leg with spray flicking occasionally in my face.
A great and pretty 4.5 km kayak with birds and bridges.
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