After enjoying the reserve on the western side of Salter Point I was excited to explore the remainder of the point located on the other side of the Kwinana Freeway. So I joined the main path again and headed towards the Mount Henry Bridge. On google maps it appears that the path leads under the bridge to a gravel path on the eastern side of Salter point. Google maps is right, but the path is blocked by a locked gate. Even without the locked gate it didn't look very inviting, there was a lot of rubbish around and the vegetation was overgrown. Don't think this path has been used for a while. The main path heads along the bridge to the other side of the river, but I don't want to go that way. I want to explore the north bank of the Canning River, so I have to backtrack and enjoy the traffic noise of the freeway again!
A short backtrack later I find a footbridge over the freeway and walk through the suburbs of Salter Point. Not the best place to walk as there is no clear path to follow and most of the time I have to walk on the street. I walked through the streets on a route which looks like the fastest way to get back to the river.
With a few kilometres of walking in the suburbs under my belt I finally get back to the river at a small park on the corner of Redmond St and River Way. At the park there is a staircase leading down a steep embankment to a path right on the bank of the river. Guess what? The staircase was blocked off due to disrepair! Back into the suburbs again! Second time today I reach a dead end.
I finally gain access to the river path at the end of Sulman Avenue. Decided to head back towards the closed off staircase to see what I had missed. What I found was a brilliant boardwalk right on the river. Pity that staircase is out of order as this would be a really awesome walk. Once again I need to backtrack. Luckily this is the last time I need to backtrack. From this point on the path was fairly clear and there were no dead ends.