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Day 294, Saturday, 07.11.2009

Greg spent the day in “town” again, chatting to Dave at the Eucla weather station. He tried to decide with a mixture of local knowledge, our internet 7-days longterm forecast […]
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Day 293, Friday, 06.11.2009

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 […]
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Day 292, Thursday, 05.11.2009

Breakfast on the seaweed to avoid getting drifted backwards The moon was bright in the second half of the day, and I decided I’d like to give it a pre-dawn […]
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Day 291, Wednesday, 04.11.2009

I actually can’t remember much about that day besides being another easy 70 km paddle along a sandy reefy beach with low following wind. I could land easy for a […]
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Day 290, Tuesday, 03.11.2009

  This morning the sea was down, and the wind was low, so perfect to get going again. The paddle along the beach was actually fairly easy, though I had […]
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Day 289, Monday, 02.11.2009

Text message from Freya via satellite phone: No paddling today. 20 to 25 knot beam wind would have left me aiming into the wind to avoid being drifted in toward shore. […]
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Day 289, Monday, 02.11.2009

  The van was shaking all night from the strong wind, despite us parking behind the dunes in the bush. I stuck my nose out of the van for a […]
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Day 287 + 288, Sat + Sun, 31.10. + 01.11.2009

  Day 288: I felt recovered enough to give it a go again today. Landings would be easy, and I estimated I should be able to make it at least […]
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Day 286, Friday, 30.10.2009

Warming up in the van after 35 hrs of paddling. I’m texting the daily message to Karel n the sat phone   The moon set at about 2am, but the stars […]
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Day 285, Thursday, 29.10.2009

  I slept well all night after the thunderstorm settled around 8pm. The morning had a clear sky, some friendly strong south-westerly’s and an again quite lifted surf. I felt […]
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