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Time the tides right and it's a leisurely 2 hour round trip through needle pine fringed islands and estuaries teeming with eager fisherman and local water birds; time the tides wrong, and its a frustrating kayak slog paddling against the in or out-going tide and not really knowing what the scenery is like.

Second time round, we got the tides right and I brought my camera. Launched our kayaks from the same spot and floated down the estuarine lake with the outgoing tide.

Jethro Batts, Jethro Clayton, Park My Van, PMV, Caravan, Caravanning, Camping, Backpackers, Travel, Australia, Road Trip, Campervanning, Lake Conjola National Park, Kayaking, Nature Tripping
Lake Conjola - View downriver

Houses line the South side of Lake Conjola with Lake Conjola national park extending to the North. Easter is all hustle and bustle, people casting lines in from grass fronted properties, boats with load music more focused on beers and the odd couple (ourselves) paddling along…

We floated down past old oyster plots that didn't seem to have seen a spat in a while. Circumnavigated one of a number of small islands, then stopped in at the old local store for a quick bite to eat and wait for the tide to turn. There were wood ducks, pelicans, all manner of watercraft, but most of all, a leisurely float back against the setting sun with a quick dip over the side as we did...

Jethro Batts, Jethro Clayton, Park My Van, PMV, Caravan, Caravanning, Camping, Backpackers, Travel, Australia, Road Trip, Campervanning, Lake Conjola National Park, Kayaking, Nature Tripping
Lake Conjola - Afternoon tea
Jethro Batts, Jethro Clayton, Park My Van, PMV, Caravan, Caravanning, Camping, Backpackers, Travel, Australia, Road Trip, Campervanning, Lake Conjola National Park, Kayaking, Nature Tripping
Lake Conjola - Afternoon tea
Jethro Batts, Jethro Clayton, Park My Van, PMV, Caravan, Caravanning, Camping, Backpackers, Travel, Australia, Road Trip, Campervanning, Lake Conjola National Park, Kayaking, Nature Tripping
Lake Conjola - Floating back with the sun
Jethro Batts, Jethro Clayton, Park My Van, PMV, Caravan, Caravanning, Camping, Backpackers, Travel, Australia, Road Trip, Campervanning, Lake Conjola National Park, Kayaking, Nature Tripping
Lake Conjola - Floating back with the sun

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