gcouyant wrote:Awesome trip Nick - but tent it. After the novelty of setting up every evening wears off you will be looking for sandy beaches with no overhanging red gum branches. Be prepared for all sorts of weather too and make sure that your tent can breathe well and is insect proof. A light weight trolley strapped to the kayak will come in handy for those frequent little trips to lonely general store close by the river.
The river has been high recently and the banks are very soft with deep mud. Make sure that you have decent footwear because as you sink there will invariably be a broken bottle or shell or something sharp to remind you that you're supposed to keep the red stuff in the body. Cuts turn nasty pretty quickly too.
An acquaintance just finished a solo paddle along the entire length and I'm sure that she will gladly offer you advice if you want. Just let me know and I'll pass on your contact details to her. She lives in Canberra.
We are often up that way so if you see us camped along the banks in this
then please do pull in for an icy beer, a hot shower and a yarn.
Warey87 wrote:Thanks for the tips. Have already gone the tent option and have had feedback from friends using the same so it should be fine for the area. Have already got a good kayak trolley too for exactly that, quick dashes to the local stores. Got a bike lock in case I don't feel comfy leaving it.
Warey87 wrote:When you are out along the river, where abouts do you tend to set up camp. Just roughly, that way I can make sure to keep an eye out for your camper, will be keen to take you up on that offer.
Warey87 wrote:Getting pretty excited. Less than 6 weeks and I will be on the water. My only problem now is trying to work out how I'll get to my starting point. I will be driving to Albury, selling my car there, then trying to find my way to Bringenbrong Bridge just south of Towong. Try and hitch a ride once I get there. Have a few contacts that should be able to help me out.
Warey87 wrote:Thanks freckledavenger. Checked the website out and i'm probably gonna use that start point.
Mastergaster wrote:The type of trolley I took was the smallest I could find that I thought would do the job (sofar no complaints) I settled on a Prijon Day tourer ( it is sitting on the back deck up side down) I did have to have it imported but this was no problem -Dealer was happy to throw it in his next container
What weir are you talking about - if it ifs the one at Yarrawonga it is an easy portage and re launch (paddle under the bridge on the Vic side of the lake pat some houses there is two vacant blokes of land (see google earth view) the first has a sign indicating a submarine cable - this is the easiest take out point - it is then an "easy" portage down thought the caravan park to boat ramp - very easy launch site- the local canoe club use it for K1's
Mastergaster wrote:What weir are you talking about - if it ifs the one at Yarrawonga it is an easy portage and re launch (paddle under the bridge on the Vic side of the lake pat some houses there is two vacant blokes of land (see google earth view) the first has a sign indicating a submarine cable - this is the easiest take out point - it is then an "easy" portage down thought the caravan park to boat ramp - very easy launch site- the local canoe club use it for K1's
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