The journey began with the descent of the Yea River (Kayigai) to Ghin Ghin, where the Yea River meets the Goulburn River (Warring). Having paddled this section of river before I knew what to expect! Although time tends to mellow things out.
Once I left my backyard, the following 8 hours involved some paddling, climbing over countless fallen trees, lots of boat dragging, dodging snags, weaving through branches, and plenty of hard yakka; this was the baptism of snags that would release me into the Goulburn and set me on my way to the ocean.
Would I recommend this section of river to anyone? Yeah, Nah, probably not! Would I paddle from Yea to Ghin Ghin for a third time? … maybe, but I can definitely wait for that day to come!