A Trip South – The Other 3 Days


No photos of the morning’s paddle. 25 kilometres, mostly with following northerly winds which quickly built to 25/30 knots. Not a time when I was prepared to take out my camera. I was paddling and sailing in an “alert but not alarmed” manner – exhilarating and challenging. Reaching our destination the landing was easy. As we landed and hauled the kayaks up the creek against the strong out-going tide, this poseur popped up…

Then Mark wanted to see which was stronger – the out-going creek or the 30knot wind…

Looking back out across the bay, the conditions were picking up even further with gusts of 35 knots recorded
The moon was full that weekend and the tides very high. The water came in fast, just 20 minutes between these two photos…
(The thongs have never been found).


This was our rest day, spent wandering…. …fishing with mates

…and preparing our campsite in case of rain.
Note the snake skin – I found it high up on the rocks in a crevice. It’s about 1.5m long and is from a common brown snake.DAY 4
Our time was up and we had to leave paradise. We left early and paddled out in glorious conditions, long before the winds got up.

Thanks to Harry, Mark, Mike and Rose for a wonderful time.

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