After a couple of false starts frustrating my long held desire to explore the upper Noosa River I finally set off to my launch site at Harry's Hut on a solo adventure. My dear wife did not want to join me on this trip and no takers were available amongst Noosa Yakkers or wider social media land.
In years past we used to drive the Cooloola Way when passable en-route to and from my family's farm at Maryborough and in doing so crossed the Upper Noosa River on a rickety log bridge which has long since been deemed unsuitable to traffic of any sort .
From those trips past Wallum Plains of cryptic Ground parrots and seasonal Christmas Bells my curiosity was piqued as to how far one could access the Noosa River towards that old bridge.
I was now about to find out some 25 years later.
My midday departure from Harry's was later than planned as I had to repack and rationalise some of my gear, too many clothes in too many bags.
I was anxious to get underway but curious as to how well the Stealth would be trimmed with such a load on board.
Backing as it does onto the track for the Cooloola Great Walk running parallel to the river in this section I took myself for an afternoon walk with the camera finding a variety of wild flowers , wild life and hippy craft work and interesting reflections along the way.