Well we took part in one of the great Australian Easter traditions over the last week or so and went travelling along one of our great highways - in this case the Newell.
It flows south along a river of black asphalt through the wide open plains of southern Queensland and the length of central New South Wales. We carried our orange and blue two person B-line kayak past grazing paddocks, cotton and wheat fields, silos on sidings, dry creek beds, service stations and motels all the way to Deniliquin in the Riverina.
We managed to escape the sticky asphalt a couple of times on the way down so that we could have a paddle first of all on the Macquarie River at Dubbo with its willows and green weed lined gravel banks
and then on to Yanco Creek near Gilgandra. The Yanco is full of snags and is lined by magnificent old River Red Gums.
After a beautiful moonrise on Good Friday and another motel stop we finally made Deniliquin on Easter Saturday.