We spent three nights up Big Tom’s Beach, on the Murray River near Cobram, on the New South Wales & Victorian border. The new roof racks on the Triton came in handy for hanging out the freshly-washed laundry that I took with me. The weather was glorious, once one got through the chill of the morning.
The river level was the lowest we’d ever seen it there, making carrying the Pedalfish 10 to the water a bit of a slog. You can see the pedal assembly in this next photo. Once in the water, one drops the pedals through the bottom. The shape of the hull underneath means water doesn’t come in much. I found that quite astounding.
There was an island upstream from where we camped, made bigger by exposed sand. We decided to just paddle to it, not pedal, because of submerged timber. I love this next photo, taken with my phone. Because it’s a fishing kayak, the width of the Pedalfish 10 makes it stable: never once looked like falling out. We didn’t do any fishing, of course, but that’s something we’ll do in the future.
It was a fair effort paddling upstream, despite how flat the water looks, but going back took a fraction of the time.
Before we’d left home, the Autumn break had brought plenty of rain and it was a pleasure to come home to a green landscape.
I’ll share it tomorrow.