Day 191, Monday, 27.07.2009

Island after island were passing by in the closer or further distance.


Fortescue Island, Mardie Island, Sholl Island, Round Island, Long Island, Middle Passage Island, Angle Island, Passage Island, but it was actually simple open water paddling with some strong to nice following winds.


I noticed on almost every island passing by closer a sweet smell – later I found out that came from those quite common yellow flower bushes. It smelled like the Rapsblüte in a German spring!


Nothing special that day, until I landed on South Passage Island for the night.


Text message from Freya via satellite phone:

21.08 115.43, South Passage Island. 65km, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Same weather pattern as yesterday, island hopping on a chain of islands.

6 comments on “Day 191, Monday, 27.07.2009

Chuck H.

Wow! We’re getting lots of good OZ history and culture as tasty side dishes to Freya’s main event. What a great experience all around, especially for a guy like me who knows relatively little about Australia except its military and naval history, and what I have learned since finding out about Freya’s adventure. Thanks to all!

Janita K

As an east coast dwelling Australian, since reading Freyas blog and looking at the photos, we are aiming for a trip to “the Top End” next winter. The scenery is so spectacular, and we now have an addiction to listening to ABC Radio Darwin online…coz it sounds so regional and not at all like any other station.
For all those who love Australian literature, Freya is entering the landscape that the author Tim Winton has brought alive for so many readers around the world. Where the dunes of the desert meet the sea. Want a recommendation? “Blueback – A Fable” would be a nice place to start. “Lands Edge” perhaps the best. You can taste the salt and feel the sand of the Western Australian coast.
Please take lots of photos to show us Freya?


Thanks Glicker for the local history. All helps to add colour to Freya’s amazing journey.


Well, that’s Chief Justice of Western Australia to you and me Chuck…Sir Alexander Campbell Onslow (1842-1908). Wool continued to be the major industry for the next eighty years of the town’s history, in spite of the extraordinary extremes of drought and flood that characterize the region and are related to the passage or absence of cyclones. Between late January and early March 1961 three cyclones smashed into the town and gave it 900 millimetres of rain (35.4 in) in five weeks…During World War II, Onslow was the most southerly town in Australia bombed by the Japanese.

Chuck H.

Great to see the past few day’s good progress. Best wishes for continuing fine weather. You certainly deserve it! Onward to Onslow (the city, not Daisy’s husband!)

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