Day 101, Tuesday, 28.04.2009 (2.)

Report from Chris Cunningham: Freya sent an OK from her Spot messenger at 03:01:09 (GMT)  from Latitude:-11.82, Longitude:138.99. Judging from the difference between email time of the SPOT  message and GMT time mark, she has passed from the Queensland time zone (GMT +10) into Northern Territories time zone (GMT + 9:30). Local time of the message would be […]
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Day 101, Tuesday, 28.04.2009

Got you! This turtle in the middle of the gulf has probably never seen any boat or people. Report from Chris Cunningham: At 5:30 am Freya sent an OK signal from her SPOT messenger. As she starts the fifth day of her 575 km (360 statute miles)  crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria she is more than […]
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Day 100, Monday, 27.04.2009

Message from Freya via satellite phone Monday morning (Australia time): 11.47 140.01. 3rd night out 355km left. I slept like a baby last night! Other problems for a good night’s rest were the frequent encounters with sea snakes – this one above has just swallowed some prey, probably fish. It was really swollen fat on one […]
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Day 99, Sunday, 26.04.2009

Looks like a quiet night over the Gulf of Carpenteria, 2nd night out Report from Chris Cunningham: Freya called at 6:45 am, Sunday (Australian time). Conditions overnight were good. She drifted a few kilometers, like the previous night making progress in the right direction. She said with her Thermarest pad rolled out on the aft […]
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Day 98, Saturday, 25.04.2009 (2.)

Message from Freya via satellite phone: 11.43 140.44. Second night out. Now it’s calm…but it’s supposed to breeze up again for a free night’s 10km ride!
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Day 98, Saturday, 25.04.2009

Report from Chris Cunningham: Shortly after 7:00 am Australian time, Freya called me by satellite phone. Swell last night, her first on the Gulf of Carpentaria, was bigger than she expected, but not too bad. Wind Beaufort 4 or 5.  She got some rest and drifted 10km overnight, fortunately in the right direction. Wind is […]
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Day 97, Friday, 24.04.2009 (2.)

Message from Freya via satellite phone: 11.42 141.29 First night out. Feeling good just a bit tired. Boat engine last night was noisy. I’ll keep on paddling a bit! (Note from Chris Cunningham: I previously had this entry as Saturday, but I think this message from Freya came on Friday evening. The messages she sends […]
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Day 97, Friday, 24.04.2009

Getting ready for the long paddle on a calm quiet morning. Quite a comfortable start off the “Tropic Paradise” ! Picture by Greg Bethune.   The forecast was allright as far as it could be forecasted,some stronger winds on Monday, but not too bad… My rest on the boat could have been better, as I was not used […]
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Day 96, Thursday, 23.04.2009

11.39 142.01 Jackson River. 50km,  6:30 am to 4:00 pm. I was hosted on a fishing cruise mothership to get ready to cross [the Gulf of Carpenteria] tomorrow over the millpond: 575km,  258 degrees. Arriving in Jackson River, pictures by www.seafaris.com For the next day I knew I would be running sooner or later into […]
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Day 95, Wednesday, 22.04.2009

11.14 142.07 Vrilya Point. 65km, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Bloody bitch of a south easterly wind! 🙂 croc free day… I tried to update the website a bit before I was eventually launching this morning, but internet was patchy again and simply annoying. I had few sleep last night, internet can be a chore! […]
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