Getting into it. Mitchell River

After some magic days at Swift Bay, the forecasted winds actually eventuated and we had a great sail 24Nm up to Cape Voltaire where the wind dropped and the tide slackened and we found another nice bit of reef and nabbed a couple of Coral Trout and a Spangled Emperor. Then the wind picked up to 10kn from the ESE and we sailed the 28Nm down the Mitchell river to Middle rocks. Further south of Middle rocks, the sand bars shift and there are numerous drying rocks so a dash down with the dinghy to get a track in was done. The rock bar at the end of Surveyors creek looked fishy and another Barra stole my lure.

The next morning with the incoming tide, we took Gonyonda down to the sandy hole at the entrance to Surveyors Creek and anchored up before taking the dinghy up the creek. Was lucky to get the lure I had lost the previous evening back before hiking up the water smoothed boulders and dry falls to the pools on the plateau. We hiked a long way for little ones but they did a fantastic job. Once again, another amazingly scenic spot with eagles soaring on the thermals and Brolgas chatting in the shallow pools. Starting to notice some “build-up” type of clouds forming, which feels early for 29 of August.

At the top of the first falls looking back at the saltwater part of Surveyors Creek
At the top of the first falls looking back at the saltwater part of Surveyors Creek
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Water was right down, but the bottom of all the falls had plenty of water to take a dip.
It was a hot day and we had trekked over a lot of rocks. Poor little guy was starting to feel it so back down for another swim.
It was a hot day and we had trekked over a lot of rocks. Poor little guy was starting to feel it so back downstream we went for another swim.

 

One thought on “Getting into it. Mitchell River

  1. Wow, what an incredible experience for you all, much better than doing boring school work. The kids have seen things that not many of their peers will ever see. Very interesting, wish I was there. Love to you all Ursula

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