Alone in the Wild - Chowilla Kayak Camping Expedition - Part 3

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This is the third part of my series Alone in the Wild - Chowilla Kayak Camping Expedition

This series documents my journey through the Chowilla Game Reserve, as I make my way through the anabranch systems of the Murray River.
There isn't anything like this out there for kayaking through Chowilla, so this is a good way too see the anabranch systems. In fact many people don't even know it exists, but because I grew up in Renmark a town close by I knew it existed as I had heard the locals talk about it before but it wasn't until I was older that I actually visited the area.
Most people will not see some of these parts of the Murray, so it's a good way to see more of South Australia without having to travel and maybe it will inspire you to do something similar. I have to admit it was a concern of mine that the maps might not be accurate, or that I get lost in the reserve so follow my lead and you won't have to worry about that if you do decide to partake in a journey like this.

In this part of my journey I continue along the anabranch system.
There was a major obstacle about 8 mins in, there were a couple of fallen trees which I thought were completely blocking my path. As I got off the kayak and inspected the blockage further I noticed it would be possible for me to squeeze past the trees and continue without having to portage around.
In this part of the journey there was plenty of kangaroos and I even saw a little echidna wandering away from the river after having a drink. I was hoping your would be able to see it in the video but it's almost impossible to spot.

For future trips I would like to use my SLR camera for recording some things like the echidna, then I could zoom in and give you a proper look.
As you can tell this is a pretty big journey, by the end of this part of the series I'm still not at my first campsite. It really wasn't too strenuous though because I was traveling with the flow of the water.
With expeditions like this always make sure you have plenty of water and extra backup food, as you never know what might happen :)

I'm expecting this to be about a 12 part series, I would have liked to upload longer videos but as it is it takes forever to upload a 30 min part.
Once I have finished the series I'm going to condense all the best bits into on big movie which will be interesting :)

For those who have not seen the first part, here is the link

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