What better way to have some quiet time than a solar powered canoe trip up the Maroochy River. Not even the sound of an oar dipping into the water.
Leaving from Bli Bli we headed upstream towards Mount Coolum.
Mount Coolum is on my list of must climb but I know it will not be as quiet as this trip on the river. Not only is it a popular spot but I think my breathing will be fairly ragged when I do attempt it.
I loved the pattern of the splash made by the outrigger? gliding quietly through the water and
the birdlife that we surprised along the way
the reflections in the water
and the ripples when a slight breeze sprang up.
At this point we should have stopped but no we forced our way under the bridge eventually getting entangled in vines and mud. No longer quiet we couldn’t help but laugh as I pushed off with a paddle I brought a large amount of mud into the boat.
Trees that have lived and died in silence with only the birds to note their change of state.
Waves formed by our movement
And more birds
And finally we see the tower of Bli Bli castle and we know our quiet day on the river is close to coming to an end.