The normally quiet, peaceful, although fast flowing Murrumbidgee River, flanked by tall river red gum trees is taken over on a bright sunny Sunday by crafts of all shapes, sizes and made of whatever materials are at hand and when families and mates get together and depending on the objective, paddle as hard and as fast as they can, or simply left the craft float downstream, simply guiding its direction.
It is so peaceful and quiet, you can hear the splash of the oars as they hit the water as we gently canoe Margaret River. we endeavour to follow without zig-zagging from one side of the river to the other, each of us learning very quickly how to paddle a canoe.
It was easy to see why this spot was chosen, it was pretty, tranquil and in the heat of summer, lovely and cool. The water tumbled gently over large rocks, which had been worn smooth through the millenium by flooding waters, with potholes in the rock dug by swirling pebbles as the water washed through the valley.