Warning: This is a non-birding post.
To get from the River Murray into the Coorong we had to take our boat through the lock in the Goolwa barrage. This allows the boat to move from the higher river water level to the lower sea levels in the Coorong. The whole process takes about 15 minutes and the lock can hold several boats at a time, depending on their length. The lock is manned from 8am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 4:30pm every day except Christmas Day.
As we went through the lock I wasn’t very interested in the bird life around the barrages because my attention was drawn to the dozen or so Australian Sea Lions (seals) either lolling about in the water or sleeping on the barrage – as shown in today’s photos.
How some of them reached the very top of the installation puzzles me. It’s not that they have the ability to fly!