A meeting with an other kind of kayaking…
Sheree dropped me at the beach at 6am, and another paddling day was starting…
It took quite a while to get off the noisy harbour of Port Hedland, but eventually I was in my quiet flat water environment again. It is quite boring, paddling flat water only, but I’m sure I’ll be yearning to have it back when it’s getting rough…
I paddled around Cape Thoun, and was hoping to get even around the next small headland where I knew about sandy beaches only, or at least until a river mouth, but daylight time was getting short, and I had to find a gap in the exposed reef at low tide and in the cliff line behind, or I would have to paddle into the night again.
There was one kind of gap in the flat rocky reef, with very low cliffs behind. I came closer for a better look, and my decision was made by quite a breaker sweeping me towards the reef…I was luckily not hitting the rocks!
I was able to wheel the boat over the flat rocky reef, and up the steeper sandy cove between the cliffs.
I put up tent on the dry sandy beach high up the cliffs, supervised by about 5 curious kangaroos, or probably Wallabies.
I left the boat before the low cliffs, hoping the low high tide at night won’t get it, but at about 8.30 pm I got out of my tent for a better night’s sleep and pulled it over the belts of my trolley over the rocks to the 100% sure dry beach.
Text message from Freya via satellite phone:
20.21 118.09 behind Cape Thouin. 60km, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. I found kind of a gap in the reef and cliffs to land. Kangaroos are watching me.