Day 42, Saturday, 28.02.2009

The paddle around Point Danger was very entertaining, I watched and listened a bit to two surf competitions from my kayak.  It was Saturday, and everybody was out there on the water, in the air and on land. All kinds of watercrafts (sailboats, motorboats, jetskis), aircrafts (helicopters, skydivers, para-sailers, floatplanes, jetplanes, small planes), surf devices (body boards, surf boards, stand up paddle boards, surf kayaks), but no sea kayaks or surfskis…only 3 outrigger canoes were passing me before Tweed Heads.

I guessed the high-rise building from Tweed Heads were already all from the Gold Coast…but coming around the corner showed me something different. A skyline like New York! Horrible…I actually thought those must be office buildings and hoped all thoses office workers were off on such a lovely weekend day…but later I learnt those were ALL hotel buildings…like Hawaii Waikiki Beach…there must be some people who like it…would be bad if they would all be paddling around Australia instead!

The paddle into Norang Head entrance into the inland passage opened up a full new water world – this was a motoryacht and jetski highway! My god! What a noise! At least something entertaining to watch. Luckily nobody is really interested in me…

I paddled around the corner to the left and landed on the first beach after the rocky harbour wall at 3.30 pm. Later I learnt Queensland is on daylight saving time, so it was actually 2.30 pm…means it is dark now at 7pm and I have to get up at 4-4.30… :-((

I called my pick up date Geoff, and he drove me to his lovely house back in Currumbin, passing all those high rise buildings on land now and finding it is way too civilized…

Shopping, shower, gear work,  a delicious dinner, internet work, map work…the evening was passing by quickly.

Thanks to Julie and Geoff hosting me!


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27.56 153.25 Nerang Head Entrance 50 km