Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Murray River..



This is what we came to see.. the Murray River. 'The longest permanent river in the jarrah forest and one of the few major rivers remaining undammed flows through Lane Poole Reserve . Slow and meandering in spring and summer people flock here to canoe its tranquil waters. In winter the river rises, with white water and fast currents creating a challenge for more experienced canoeists and kayakers'. Aimee and P tell me that Bobs Crossing below is where they would normally cross to the other side when hiking, not happening at the moment.. we have had so much rain in the last month that it's completely underwater..



 Looks deep and tranquil when past the rapids but don't go jumping in willy-nilly there could be hidden 'stuff' under those beckoning waters :)


'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?'


When we were in Europe there were many a desperate moment when there wasn't a loo to be found.. not so in Australia, even here in the middle of the forest 'accomodations' are met :) I'm sure there are many of you who have already seen or heard about Red Nomad Oz aka Marion Halliday's Aussie Loos with Views. Incroyable images.. 


So just as we were getting ready to head off a bus full of super excited and eager 'rapid rafters' arrived.. well I couldn't possible leave then could I :) To be continued.. Have a good Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


32 comments:

  1. That's a serious amount of water!

    Shall we assume you got in a raft?

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  2. Looks like quite a lot of water there if Bob's Crossing is anything to go by. Glad the rafters arrived before you left, looking forward to the next set of photos :-) Take it easy Diane

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  3. What an amazing shot! I can almost see the water moving!

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  4. Grace, the Murray River looks wild and dangerous in your photos. Those rafters are in for a thrill. Hope they all made it home safely.

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  5. 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?'

    Yes.

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  6. Good luck to the canoeists. It will be a fast ride.

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  7. Amazing photos and not necessarily the scenery I expect to see in Western Australia. Those waters look pretty treacherous. I hope those rafters know what they are doing.

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  8. Such a green wet area for Australia! I assume you didn't join the rafters, Grace! ;-)

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  9. How fortuitous to see the rafters. They are brave souls!

    Lol to Loos with Views. Great!

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  10. Beautiful place. Looks like my kind of river. I used to raft quite a bit during high water.

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  11. That river looks wild. The rafters will be traveling rather fast once the river gets hold of them. Were you the leader of those brave souls, showing them how it's done? :)

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  12. ...this is how most rivers here looked this spring!

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  13. That is some swift water! Not for me, though! Bravo to the rafters!

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  14. The river looks very fast, do many people attempt to go in it?

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  15. If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman there to hear him - is he still wrong??

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  16. I would love to see this for myself...looks like such a beautiful area.

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  18. We have a river that gets to looking like this one in winter, though there is usually enough debris (rocks and logs) to make it impossible to raft. Nice shots - it looks like a beautiful area.

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  19. We did a rafting tour in Indonesia. It was a lot of fun. I am only sad that I have no pictures b/c our underwater camera got lost later in the trip. :(

    PS: Is it an emu or cassowary on the Australian coat-of-arms?

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  20. A perfect area to hike -unless you need to cross the river.. the amount of water is serious!

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  21. I have never seen a loo in a forest. What a great idea. Can't count how many times I had prickly grass or branches in my bottom :)

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  22. Beautiful photos. I think you are in for some fun watching them.

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  23. That's really a lot of water, Grace - actually I´ve seen enough of it for the time being, we had such a wet summer and the weather is getting rainy again.
    I love rain, but not that amount!
    And I certainly would not get into that water, hopefully those guys knew what they were doing (guess so).

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  24. I love the way you plan your outings so that you have interesting areas and places for photos to place on your blog for our enjoyment. You often provide information that helps educate us! Thanks!!

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  25. A river overflowing with water. So lucky the kayakers arrived just in time for a photo.

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  26. I think you are in for some fun watching them.


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  27. That is most definitely a large river!
    Nice photos.

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  28. The Murray can certainly be a wild one.

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