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Day 9, Monday 26.01.2009

endless 90-Miles Beach…   …eventually is almost coming to an end at Lakes Entrance!  It happens that the most lovely beach is getting boring to look at when there is nothing happening ashore…no fishing lines to take care of, no bathing families to wave at…some eagles over the dunes, but no marine mammals at all…just […]
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Day 8, Sunday 25.01.2009

passing Seaspray…the only civilized “beachlife site” on 90 Miles Beach…   No, those guys didn’t come up to me for a rescue or to fine me passing too close to the beach life as they might have done in Germany… “Are you the lady paddling around Australia? That’s awesome!” Some ego-boosting feels good…actually, it was […]
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Day 7, Saturday 24.01.2009

…no, I wasn’t diggin a grave for my baby…it was done by the wind all day…   Same issue as on Thursday, strongest winds forecasted for lunchtime – this time following!!! Maybe I could easily get blown up the coast? It was exciting to see what will happen… The morning was looking allright…launching, and see […]
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Day 6, Friday, 23.01.2009

relaxing on deck   Next day was tha crossing from Johnny Souey tp Ninety Miles Beach. If I would have been aware of those nasty breakers going into the inlet entrances…the first entrance at Bentley Harbour before Townsend Point still scared me a bit, but giving it a wide berth was the solution as usual. […]
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Day 5, Thursday 22.01.2009

Campsite at Johnny Souey Point   The forecast for the day was VERY strong winds at lunchtime – the morning looked still quiet and I had a go relatively late at 8.30am – see how far I would get…enough beaches to land on were around. I was heading a slight bit offshore, wanting to pass […]
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Day 4, Wednesday 21.01.2009

Beautiful pile of rocks – South East Point, topped by a lighthouse   First day with light winds all day, even almost some following! 65 km for the day, 10,5 hrs only…I cut across to the most southerly point of mainland Australia, already Tasmania in sight – well, at least some islands belonging to Tassie. […]
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Day 3, Tuesday 20.01.2009

My first univited deck visitor – this tiny fish suddenly appeared on my mapcase! Cute…   Crossing over to Cape Liptrap that day, 50 km – not much to tell, light winds first, then strongest headwinds again…still spending way too much time on the water! 13,5 hrs that day for such a small distance…going around the […]
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Day 2, Monday, 19.01.2009

It was supposed to be *Cassie* Wright at Cape Patterson- sorry Cassie I missed you! Thanks for offering me your help anyway. It turned out to be *Karl* Wright who me me at the beach in Hermes Heaven – by incident! Not related to Cassie – but he was watching me going through the reef […]
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Day 1, Sunday 18.01.2009

  Les Bognar is loading my boat on his car Saturday early morning – a big thanks to Les and Anne helping me to get going and hosting me in Melbourne!   Paul Caffyn’s memory plaque – it was a pleasure to chat to you on the phone, Paul, sitting on that historical site! See […]
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