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Southern Inlets Paddling
Irwin Inlet-Bow River, Wilson Inlet from Denmark and Torbay Inlet-Elleker Channel
March, 2012
Photos: Robyn Khorshid
Text: Robyn Khorshid

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Arrival at the inlet mouth, looking towards the Southern Ocean. The extensive sand spit at the mouth was open to the ocean on this day. There was a narrow channel on the western side.


One of the acess places is on the Bow River, just a couple of kilmetres upstream from the inlet.


As with much of the southern coastline towering sand dunes border this section of coast and the waters of the inlets, fed by local streams, have cut their way through to the sea.


At the put-in near the mouth of the Denmark River, for a Wilson Inlet paddle to its mouth with the sea.


Birdlife abounds: especially water birds. There's huge flocks of the swans on these southern inlets.


The pelicans like this granite outcrop in Wilson Inlet.

 
The northern shore of Wilson Inlet is populated, but the southern shore is bush, apart from this one residence or getaway cottage, "Rogues Recluse".


Paddler takes off from Denmark's Ocean Beach on a windy day, but it gets much wilder than this!

 
Torbay Inlet mouth with sand spit cutting off the inlet from the sea. Compared to some this is a small waterway, with two small lakes upstream, then connected to Lake Powell by a meandering water course.

 
One of the upstream lakes is bypassed by this man made waterway, which runs straight beside the lake in next pic. Water birds abound.

 
The second upstream lake of Torbay Inlet.

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