Thanks! Please join the party!

A lot of local Australian people have helped me along the way, with either accomodation, food, transport, sharing knowledge, company or publicity help.

I’m aware that for most  people on the following list it will be tough or next to impossible to follow my invitation to join my arrival party on Tuesday/ Wednesday, but nevertheless I don’t want to miss to invite and to thank again each of them.

I’m sorry I don’t have the time to write individual e-mails!

(in around OZ counterclockwise order)

Peter Treby Melbourne
David Golightly Melbourne
Anne and Les  Melbourne
Richard Rawling Melbourne
Peter Costello Melbourne
Karl and Melanie Hermes Heaven
Mick and Lynn  Barnsdale
Peter Provis Mallacoota
David and Sue Tathra
Lawrence Geoghegan Nadgee
Judy and Shayne Ulladulla
Raewyn and Neil Sydney
Michael and Audrey Sydney
Stephan Meyn Sydney
Peter Osman Sydney
Mark Sundin Sydney
Jacqui and Tony Sydney
Dale Ponsford Sydney
Andrew Divola Sydney
Henry and Margret Terrigal
Paul Hewittson Terrigal
Matt and Leo Gold Coast
Geoff and Julie Currumbin
Janita and David Hervey Bay
Inge Hartley Mackay
Victor and Alyth Mackay
Beth McCarthy Mackay
Eric and Pam Mackay
Mark and Libby Cairns
Dave Glasheen Restoration Island
Greg Bethune Seisia
Peter Thomas Seisia/ Hervey Bay
Charles and Mandy  Nhulunbuy
Greg Wheelan Nhulunbuy
Kera Nhulunbuy
Bear and crew Croker Island pearl farm
Bob and Helen Darwin
Mike and Jenny Darwin
Greg (my driver…) Darwin
Peter and Ellen Darwin
Carol and John Bulgul
Paul and crew “False Faraway Bay”
Sam Marshall Kuri Bay pearl farm
Kate Schubert and Hanyn Wallal Downs station
Sheree Allsop Port Headland
Alan Melville Dampier/ Onlslow
Two families on the road Red Bluff
John and Lyn Carnarvon
Gary Hornhardt Carnarvon
Gary Cartner Carnarvon
Kelly Chapman Exmouth
Michael Blackman Denham
Michael Featherstone Denham
Ken Wilson Kalbarri
Philip Hearps Kalbarri
Mac Holt Kalbarri
Sue and Don and family Greenough Rivermouth
Tim and Toni and kids, John and Beth Port Denison
John and Ashley Perth
Jenny and Terry Bolland Perth
Alaine  Perth
Sandy Robson Perth
Les Allan Perth
Robyn Khorshid Perth
Colin Bartley Tim’s Thickett
Simon and Helen Bunbury
Lorna Alcorn Karridale
Luke Petersen Karridale
Malcolm and Evelyn Busselton
Laurie and Sonia Busselton
James and Margaret Banksia Camp
Adrian and Alison Albany
Rex, Talia and Kayla Willyun Beach
Kath and Walter Ceduna
Joan and Pedro Elliston
Bill and Jill  Marion Bay/ Clare
Brad Butler & The Encounter Paddling Club Victor Harbor
Rose Fletcher Goolwa


Besides the local Australian people, there are my international helpers I like to thank and to invite as well:

– Karel Vissel – Israel – daily weather forecast

– Chris Cunningham – Seattle/ USA – daily website updates

– plus all the lovely people behind my long list of sponsor brands. Please check on my sponsor’s website!

7 comments on “Thanks! Please join the party!

rose at boranup

Congratulations Freya,
Fantastic achievement
Merry Christmas
Rose Claire and Mark
Boranup Forest

Adrian (Albany WA)


Thanks for the invite and the mention in dispatches we played such a small part in your expedition but had the pleasure of meeting and hosting a truly remarkable lady and adventurer on her way around Australia.

If your ever back this way in Western Australia particularly Albany we would love to see you again.

Adrian and Alison
Apartments on Spencer
Western Australia

Thanks for the invite Freya, I can’t make the party but I know it’ll be as big as you heart! All the best from the west. Colin Bartley – Tim’s Thickett


Hi Freya, we have been following your trip with great interest and in awe of your journey. Enjoy paddling into Queenscliff in the next couple of days, we are so excited for you – congratulations!!
Murray Julie Sam and Monique – your Red Bluff WA dinner dates

Kath and Walter Dunn

still following your journey will talk to you soon. good luck for the rest of your trip if your not already in melbourne. tyler rang to tell me our names were on the thankyou list was a pleasure to have you here in ceduna. would have liked longer time with you both.
you are a champion freya and hello to greg.

Chuck H

That is quite a list of wonderful people. It has been a real pleasure to “meet” many of them through your blog.

frank lynch

Congratulations on your epic trip. Makes my trips around Moreton Bay look tame. I am proud of you, in fact we both are. Keep paddling Frank & Jeff

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