Canoeing in Kangaroo Valley
|Kangaroo Valley is 3 hours drive from Sydney. For many years, it has been a favourite place to canoe for Mike and his best friends Valentine and Daren. Last year, I went there for the first time. This weekend we went down there again. The other two girls were busy so only four of us went together.|
It was election day. We stopped on the way so that Daren and Val can vote. I couldn't vote because I am not a citizen yet. Mike missed this election because he didn't send his enrolment form on time after we moved house. He might be fined, silly boy!
|The weather is great as always. It is so
peaceful in the valley. The only thing we hear is the oars splashing the water,
and the birds flying and singing.
|Valentine took his own blow-up canoe.
He and Darien were fishing on the way. Last time,
I remember they got more than 10 fish and then let all of them go.
I was so disappointed. For our Chinese, one of the main
reasons of fishing is to catch fish and then eat them!!
What's wrong with these stupid western men? I thought!
|"Row, row the boat' Three hours rowing is quite hard work,
but also fun.
|Mike always laughs at me for loving dead trees.
But I think they are so pretty.
|Every now and then, a native lizards would surprised us, scuttling along the bank.|
|Finally we got to a flat beach, which is perfect for camping.|
|There are plenty of wood we can pick up and set up a big fire.
The boys always say that lighting fire is the highlight of camping.
|The night is full of fun, cooking, drinking, laughing...|
|I waked up early in the morning and swum in the river. I normally swim in the pool, but I found that swimming in the natural water is so different and so refreshing.|
|Followed by a sun bath! Can't be better!|
|While the guys cooked a yummy breakfast!|
|After breakfast, we collected everything and made our way home. Another three hours rowing!|
|By dusk, we returned the canoe and went to a local pub,
where we had a feast and finished a wonderful weekend in
|Photography and words by Zhu Sha Oct 9 2004|