Polly’s to Gooram (by kayak)

This can be a challenging, but gorgeous walk anytime. However, when in flood it is an amazing place for chuting with daggers as well.

I met these guys at Polly’s one year as they were preparing to take on the large number of falls and cascades in these highly manoeuvrable kayaks. They watch BOM for a certain flood level as a trigger point to take on the raging water. They emphasised this was only something to do when the water level was right. Otherwise, the risk of disaster was manyfold higher.

I hadn’t seen the video until Sim posted it on bogietree enjoy: shooting the flooded Sevens

A frenzied feed

I initially thought I had come across an introduced black rat feeding on a cockatoo carcass in the Seven Creeks. However, as I approached more closely I saw the tell tale white tip and webbed feet. You can see the tale tip swishing in the water. It was a smallish rakali with a big appetite and keen to eat as much as it could as fast as it could. So keen in fact, it didn’t notice me standing above it,