A day walk for the lab was organized by Ann on Easter Friday - taking advantage of the one good day of weather over the break! We decided to make a trek down Kangaroo Creek in the Royal National Park, using Gareth as a guide on the unmarked part of the walk. Joel had always wanted to trek down the creek, and today was his big chance. Arwen's dad, Duncan, also brought along his new toy - an inflatable (and portable) kayak! He is preparing to take it down the Franklin River - ambitious! The best bit was the method of inflating it - a bit nylon bag that you scoop air into and then disgorge into the kayak - very tricky! - and very efficient!
We were also lucky enough to see a turtle down at the head of the navigable part of the creek - very cool! Will be a glorious walk in mid-summer - with swimming opportunities all the way along (some of us took advantage of them this time too, although it was brisk!).
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