I enjoyed a couple of solo kayaking trips recently. One was at South Lakes, Goolwa whist the other one was in the Port River at Garden Island.

My Goolwa visit was a short 1/2 hour one due to time restrictions. It was memorable, however, due to sighting two fur seals in the water.

I launched my kayak from this spot adjacent to a private slipway not far from the Hindmarsh Island bridge: –

A little way into my paddling, I spotted what I first thought was a dolphin swimming. It turned out to be a couple of fur seals.

A few water birds were seen close to me launch (& exit) site.

The fur seal sighting made my kayak trip worthwhile.

Ten days later, I took my kayak down to Garden Island where I enjoyed photographing lots of birds and a few dolphins amongst the mangroves.

The dolphins, pelicans and other birdlife sightings made it an enjoyable day out on the river.

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