Rowing down Cockle Creek

Last weekend marks the end of daylight savings so on Saturday night we turned our clocks back an hour before bed. Before Alexander came along, this used to mean an extra hour of sleep but this year it meant being woken up at 5am by an exuberant 2.5 yo toddler loudly declaring "It's morning!!!" So with the long day ahead of us, we decided to row down to nearby Cockle Creek to enjoy the peace and quiet. It was a mostly cloudy day with the sun peeking through from time to time. The tide was low when we got there and on the riverbanks were rocks covered in oysters and tiny crabs crawling on the mud flats. The water was clear as day and we could see fish swimming about as we rowed along. As we came across a tidal flat, we decided to hop off to explore.
The water was comfortably warm and only came up to my knee at the deepest point. We walked around for a bit soaking in the beauty of it all. Alexander build muddy sandcastles and promptly jumped on them (isn't that the whole point of building?). It was so beautiful, so tranquil and by some luck, we had the place all to ourselves the whole time we were there.
Stu told Alexander stories about his own adventures with his brother in this lovely spot when he was young. He pointed out rocks where they used to lay crab pots and where they swam up with rocks to crack open oysters and ate them raw.

We left just as the tide started to come back in and I'm pretty sure we'll be back again very soon.

What did you do on the weekend?

14 Responses to Rowing down Cockle Creek

Anouk said...

Such a relaxing way to spend your weekend! I had a quiet weekend - stayed mostly at home and relaxed.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a gorgeous and serene creek. Alexander will surely have many adventures of his won here to come :)

kidgranny said...

What a beautiful place! It almost looks like you had the whole place to yourself (lucky)!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a beautiful way to spend a long day!

Pamela RG said...

Looks so tranquil and clean. It's definitely a fun time with your family there.

Rose said...

The creek is so serene and lovely. Nice place to reenergise and relax.

Did not do much over the weekend. Very warm over here.

Shirley Tay said...

What a wonderful day at the creek, Trishie! The place looks so serene! xoxo

aki! said...

This looks like such a beautiful scene. I don't think any of the water features near me are warm enough to jump in.

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Azura Chan said...

Weekend escapade, 😊 Lovely view...

sonia de macedo said...

What a gorgeous way to spend a Sunday. Bliss.

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Lady of the Manor said...

This sounds like the perfect way to spend the day! Another beautiful memory maker.

Sharon D said...

How peaceful ..this is so good for the soul! I had a food weekend, eat this and eat that :P

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

What a great spot it looks so peaceful!
Well WA is so behind the times that we don't get day light savings :( I wish we did :)

burntfeather said...

so lucky to have the spot all to yourselves - looks beautiful!