One more try to beat the upcoming strong heawinds of the day…I launched again in moonlight at 3.30am. But today the wind freshened earlier and stronger, and I gave up in disgust at 9am. 25km only, but better than no progress. Still the landings were easy, and the water was calm. But the headwind is draining!!!
We decided to drive up to the highway and did some chores on the Eucla roadhouse, laundry, shower, a bit of shopping. This was at least the nicest roadhouse on the whole highway!
Text message from Freya:
31.54 128.31. Somewhere on the beach at the end of a bushtrack. 25 km, 3:30a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
I started early again with the first light of the dawn, as even stronger headwinds were forecasted, but pulled out after 5.5 hrs of ugly plugging. At least still easy calm landings in the reef area…f*** this strong easterly headwind!