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The next morning, being Monday,
we had breakfast and decided to go exploring by bike, relatively early.
We set off, and rode around the foreshore and over the old bridge, over
one of the canal bridges in search of Mandurah Quay, which looked from
the map as if it had  possibilities for kayaking and getting across
to Boundary Island, very cool. We found the way eventually and it
was very suitable.


The marina at Mandurah Quay (about 6km upstream from town, on the edge of the Peel Inlet). Very still and peaceful. Very easy to get the kayaks in.


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We came back, checked the weather and our email.
The original intent was that we would do the scouting and then the next
morning would do the actual trip.  Unfortunately the forecast indicated
that tomorrow wasn't going to be as nice as today by any stretch so
we grabbed a quick lunch and got the kayaks onto the bike trailers and
got going.  Apart from a teething problem that was easily fixed - Rob's
kayak was yawing badly at the slightest bumps, but tieing the nose down
fixed it.  We rode there, to the vast interest of the locals, and locked
up the bikes and trailers, and put in at the boat ramp at Mandurah Quay.
It's very pretty and quiet, there's a restaraunt there, and it isn't far
from the islands we wanted to explore.


Leece heading for Boundary Island (background), across the Sticks Channel.

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Are we there yet?

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We paddled across the channel
quick smart, and decided to circumnavigate Boundary Island, which took
us about 40 minutes. We came in to the jetty there and got out for a
stretch and a cup of coffee and biccies and fruit and nuts.  We then
did a bit of an investigate of Channel Island, and the little unamed
samphire patches around the area, and had quite a close encounter with
a Swamp Harrier.


Land! That's Boundary Island behind me. It's an artificial island made from the dredgings from Sticks Channel, and there are kangaroos on it. It might look impressive, but the water beneath me is just over ankle-deep.

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Hang on! Was that Sticks or Styx Channel?

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Who would have thought there was a herd of sauropods in the Peel Inlet? These Black Swans surprised us.

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Back'o Boundary. Whose stupid idea was it to circumnavigate this island? It's huge!


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Rob checks out some flotsam on the island.

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It's raining on the other side of the island.

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Rob, perked up by coffee. About to start investigating Channel Island and the samphire banks.

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