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Day 201, Thursday, 06.08.2009

  To reach open water, I even had to back paddle 2 km today! Last night it looked like there was a reef gap furher south, but this morning there were breakers allover…so back into Gnarraloo Bay, and paddling close to the scary breakers out to the relatively quiet open sea. About 5 km extra […]
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Day 200, Wednesday, 05.08.2009

    I was fresh and motivated fort he next leg to Gnarraloo Bay, although headwinds were again forecasted! Luckily they felt not as strong today, or I felt stronger myself…whatever.   I had to leave the protection of the reef behind Pelican Point, and the paddle out through the gap was as scary again […]
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Day 199, Tuesday, 04.08.2009

Headwinds again…strong south easterlies all morning, easing a little towards lunchtime, then strong south westerly’s…   Last night I was on the phone and on the internet with Google Earth planning the next legs until 11.30pm.   My body simply told me today I had to take at least half a day off…this is what I […]
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Day 198, Monday, 03.08.2009

It was blowing quite strong south-easterlies, and hiding behind the shore was relatively successful. But this meant hugging the shore closely and adding some km! On the first half of the day the water was relatively unprotected as the reef was scattered, and the water was deep and not as clear. It got more friendly […]
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Carnarvon contact wanted!

Hi, all, is there anybody out there in Carnarvon (or maybe you know anybody…) who may be able to pick me from the beach (probably) Friday night and host me for a day (two nights)? I’d need to food shop on Saturday, and work on my blog updates. Leaving, when weather permits, for crossing Shark Bay early Sunday morning. […]
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Day 197, Sunday, 02.08.2009

  The days paddle, still inside the quiet reef waters, took me around Point Edgar into Norwegian Bay, where the ruins of a whaling station were located. But I didn’t feel like taking my time to paddle into the bay…rather kept on pushing around Point Cloates.   Headwinds were coming up, and I kept close to […]
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Day 196, Saturday, 01.08.2009

  It was the first day’s paddle inside the sheltered reef waters. It’s magnificent! Crystal clear water where you can easily see the ground! You feel like being in a very pristine environment, and don’t dare to drop even the rests of eating an apple or some orange peel into the water! There were plenty of turtles, […]
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Day 195, Friday, 31.07.2009

  I was wondering yesterday already about what’s those white poles in the distance – coming closer to the North West Cape the 13 white poles were belonging to Point Murat. They were some high gain aerials of the prohibited area, whatever they were there for.   The sea lifted even more today, and going […]
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Day 194, Thursday, 30.07.2009

I was launching at 7.30am as usual, getting to the beach fully loaded with water and food. Aland helped me again with the wheel barrow!   I was passing this working platform, actually quite a reasonable idea! Four poles, the platform attached from a shipoader as high as the poles go in the water and the […]
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