Hello Hammock Forum members, Bruciehi5 here,
Itís been one of thoughs mouths. I went for a paddle and got sick for the first time in 5 or 7 years Ė a nasty flu. I got back and my computer wouldnít switch on Ė motherboard died. I backed my car into a pole at a shopping mall car park Ė not much damage, but enough. On the way back from the car repair place, I crashed my flat bar road bike (push bike) for the first time ever, Ė a bit busted up, but Iíll live.
The Upper Noosa River trip report (Bruciehi5ís Fully-Sick Kayaking Safari):
Iíve paddled this river about 3 times in a hired sea kayak and 3 times, including this time, in my own kayak. Itís not far from uncivilisation, but it always makes me feel like Iím the only one who has ever been there. Itís very untouched. No damage to the river banks, coursed by boats, and not a speck of rubbish in sight. As I like to say, veerrrry nice! The Upper Noosa River is famous of the high quality reflections that can be seen on the surface of the water. There are trees in this area that release something into the water which turns the water black. The black water increases the clarity of the reflections.
Generally speaking, this trip was a success. I wanted to film the mirror like reflections, being fully sick and all, I did that as best I could. I ended up just filming, because what I tried to say came out more jumbled up than it usually does. So, after camp site 15, I decided that trying to talk was a waste of video recording time and my energy. I edited out most of me looking and sounding sick, but left in about three fully-sick scenes just for fun. You can experience my trip in three ways.
Below is a short video, which is more like a preview, as it just skims though it. It covers the trip, but wonít allow you to experience the magic of the place. There is also a longer video that would be best viewed in HD and with a cup of your favorite something. Itís set at a much more relaxed pace and will ďhopefullyĒ give you a good feel for this extra special place! If you live too far way, and will never get to go paddle the Upper Noosa River, I hope, ďBruciehi5ís Fully-Sick Kayaking SafariĒ will show you enough of it to be the next best thing. If you are not into videos, I have added a few photos that you might like to take a quick look at. You are welcome to add a comment or ask me a question.
So... short video, long video, photos, comments.
Remember, the main focus of this trip is the high quality reflections on the water.
ABOVE IS THE SHORT VERSION. Available in HD
ABOVE IS THE LONG VERSION. Available in HD
A Word On the Title
Fully-sick has two meanings; It means ďreally goodĒ and it also means what it sounds like it means Ė really sick. I though it fitting for the trip report title, since my trip was both really good and I was really sick.