Thanks to all people helping me along and welcoming me so nicely!
A special thanks to the VSKC! It was an overwhelming reception!
I promise, if anyone will paddle around Australia within the next 27 years, I’ll be at the finish line!
(most pictures by Philip Dyer)
The obligate champagne bottles are threatening…but very special ones – “She can do it!” brand!
Getting drunk already from the smell! One year almost no alcohol…
I had to go for a roll to wash the bubbly water off
time to get out…
and to relax…
it’s all over now, at least the paddling…
plenty of media work is waiting…
…and the official part:
acknowledgement by the mayor of Queenscliff presenting me a signed book. Thanks!
Peter Costello, VSKC club president, doing the “official” speech
carefully listening…thank you, Peter!
VSKC “special event coordinator” David Golightly, also our host in Melbourne after the trip.
A special thanks to David!
Thanks to all of you!
my “trip manager” for the last two months, and loved partner since Cape York: Greg Bethune
Thanks for everything, Greg!
Time to move on
Some paper snippets:
all_media_coverage_1612091 – thanks to Daniel Moloney, the media coordinator engaged by the VSKC!
Some media links (started this, lost track on google, too many, sorry. Just google yourself, please…)
Queenscliff, 40 km, 6.30 to 13 40 km
Note from Chris Cunningham:
Freya is scheduled to arrive at Queenscliff—the point of her departure on January 18—around noon today, Tuesday, December 15 (Australian date and time). The Victorian Sea Kayaking Club (www.vskc.org.au) is making arrangements for her arrival and for a reception and talk on Wednesday evening.
Freya will complete her circumnavigation in 332 days (245 paddling days). Paul Caffyn made the first and only other circumnavigation by kayak in 1982 in 361 days (257 paddling days)
Text message via satellite phone from Freya’s final camp:
38.22 144.16, Point Addis. 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Beautiful day with lots of “office work” on the water. One more day!