A little upstream from the car park the Brushy Creek enters the Yarra River. This area is Wurundjeri Women's Country, and the confluence of Brushy Creek and the Yarra is a sacred site where Wurundjeri women performed 'welcome baby to country' ceremonies.
There is a very narrow path on the river's edge leading downstream from the canoe launching site. It is rough and often semi-blocked by tree branches, and requires caution if attempted. One slip and you could be swimming.
Looking downstream I was greeted with a cormorant sitting on a log mid-stream, drying its outstretched wings. Strangely for a bird that almost lives on the water, their feathers are not waterproof, hence the need for regular drying.
Many other birds were heard and seen, but only from a distance. Many cockatoos were flying around and several ducks were noticed in transit. A couple of little blue wrens were flittering in and out of riverside trees.
Hi Neil, I have previously sent complements on your articles and continue to do so. Neil I have been researching the Kingston area in preparation to take a Probus Group around the district. In my research from Kingston Local History and the library I came across your name which attracted my attention. It was pleasantly surprise to read your family connections with the area.. Further research for making notes for the day I found your interesting article on the trip to EMU and the old Mustang's most enjoyable. Neil keep up the excellent work and articles. David John. Bayside Probus.