The Headwaters of the journey

The Headwaters of the journey

After an unintended intermission from my backyard to sea journey, I am now preparing to set out again. Paddling from my hometown of Yea to the ocean, meandering down the Yea, Goulburn, and Murray rivers. From the forested mountain catchment of Toolangi, the Yea river...
Birrarung – A kayaking adventure

Birrarung – A kayaking adventure

Birrarung – A Kayaking Adventure The Birrarung flows from the mountains of the Central Highlands that form the section of the Great Dividing Range in central Victoria. Commonly known as the Yarra River, the Birrarung, meaning ‘river of mists’ in the Woiwurrung...
In the Otways

In the Otways

In the Otways  Story by Alana Mountain, video by Leigh Redding Within Victoria, there is a place where the forest meets the sea. A never ending road snakes along the coastline of the Southern ocean, giant waves crashing in full view as you wind your way along the edge...
A break in the journey

A break in the journey

After a few days of resting and contemplation by the river, I had some big decisions to make. With a broken canoe and stage three restrictions coming into place (to prevent the spread of COVID-19) the potential to continue my paddle journey down the rivers was...
Southern Island Nature – Forests

Southern Island Nature – Forests

This is Keppel creek in Sumac forest reserve in the Takaya/Tarkine, this part of the region if full of amazing gondwana reminet rain forest. Home to giant blue freshwater crays and huge eucalyptus and myrtle beach trees. The trees here grow old, the moss dangles like...