Even with 6mths of travel (& much solo kayaking) during 2019 through Southern NSW, Victoria, South Australia & West Australia & back…. it was this memorable paddle of Jerseyville that I finally remembered to take the bloody camera.

 For those not acquainted with this region, we are talking Macleay River, South West Rocks nr. Kempsey NSW.

We’ve always wanted to but never have turned off the Pacific Hwy to check out SW Rocks, it’s simply a lovely seaside village with excellent waterways not to mention golf course, Trial Bay gaol, ocean beaches & plenty of seafood eateries. Great 😊

Just don’t go there during school holidays, Christmas or Easter I suggest.

 My paddle commenced at the Macleay River Marina paddling upstream with a turn left into Spencer’s C, then a long run towards Jerseyville, under the main road bridges & encircling ‘Jerseyville Island’ back into the Macleay River (yes on an outgoing tide) with inquisitive black angus following my progress down river.

The journey was broken by a morning tea before passing the fishing fleet vessels tied up along the wharf  (up on the right),

no river traffic was sighted just the occasional motor vehicle passing as I soaked up the ambience of ‘the peace of a estuary’ of the mighty Macleay. Not sure what distance I covered? Could have been 14~15kms felt like 20kms but who cares 😊.


Joyful paddler, Graeme Meade – Stellar Si18

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