This morning the sea was down, and the wind was low, so perfect to get going again. The paddle along the beach was actually fairly easy, though I had to negotiate lots of onshore reefs. But they didn’t had much of an offshore break, as the swell remained low, and the sea calm. The wind freshened up a bit as usual from the south today, but basically it was just a nice relaxing long 70 km paddle to a track where Greg was waiting with the van.
After he did his chores up on the roadhouses, like inquiring about the best tracks with talking to the locals, trying to restock our supplies and doing some laundry, Greg was fishing the remainder of the afternoon. He was waiting for me since 4pm on a camp spot at the end of a rough sandy track over the dunes. I eventually landed at 6pm, happy to find our “rolling home” and to enjoy a dinner with self caught fish and fresh veggies.
Text message from Freya via satellite phone:
32.16 127.06, Middini Beach. 4:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m., 70 km. An easy paddle inside reef with low to moderate southerly. Greg always finds beach access with our 4wd van.