For me this was another excuse to use my new Alpaca Pack Raft, although to be honest Kim and the Monsters got around the small swimming hole quicker than I did with the raft.
I was a bit disappointed with the Gorge, as the last time I was here in 2000 (I think) the water had been crystal clear and beautiful, and the gorge surrounded by lovely bushland. It was obvious a flood had been through more recently with piles of debris washed high up onto the banks, plus the water itself was murky and dark.
I dug up this old photo so you can compare then and now:
|Year 2000. Notice how clear the water is.
|… and now.
Despite that, the water was still cool, unsalty and refreshing and it was a good way to end the weekend … well if you ignore the nearly two hour stop over at the Bakery in Swansea so the little monster could play in yet another park.