Day 94, Tuesday, 21.04.2009

sorry, guys…the internet here is very patchy and uploading stuff is just annoying…you may have to wait until I’ll cross to Nhulunbuy to read about the other days and to see more pics! I’ll paddle 3-4 days down the coast now (starting Wednesday) to Jantz’s Point off Weipa, and then cut across the Gulf of […]
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Day 93, Monday, 20.04.2009

10.50 142.22 Seisia 40km 7to12.5 will have 1 day off on the campsite here. Crossing looks quiet. Will decide from where I’ll cross the Gulf tomorrow Rounding Cape York today, I was still having the tide with me. It was streaming quite a bit between the Cape and York Island! The Cape itself was, like Capes […]
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Day 92, Sunday, 19.04.2009

10.44 142.35 Somerset Bay 65km 6.5to18.5 great to eventually paddle into the pass! Camp at two thumbstones with noisy frogs, not crocs (yet…) It took me a while to realize that since some days the tide was going the other way round…ebbing to the south, flooding to the north…it was quite strong all days. But […]
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Day 91, Saturday, 18.04.2009

11.10 143.01 Milman Island 65km 7to18 a baby croc rushed into the water when I checked around the corner. Hope he is not picking his dad! Camp blocked to the water with my kayak and some logs   I was planning to reach (S… Island, forgot the name), 65 km away from Saunders Island, but […]
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Day 88, Wednesday, 15.04.2009

Restoration Island – farewell days – thanks for your hospitality, Dave!  Dave’s mermaid, or “Girl Friday”?     Pascale from France leaving Restoration Island after 8 days   Dave’s friend giving Pascale a lift to Lockhard river   And the dog is going home…   Thursday morning Dave is waving me goodbye! See you, and thanks!
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Day 90, Friday, 17.04.2009

11.42 143.10 Saunders Island.  60km. I landed at very last light saw a quite big shark and have a glooming neighbour… :-)) That’s what my neighbour left in the morning… I arrived at Saunders after changing my floatplan due to the advise on the big chart screen of Steven from the “Diamond Lil” in very last […]
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Day 89, Thursday, 16.04.2009

12.13 143.15.  Kay Island.  50km,  7am to 4:30pm. Smallest island so far! Captain Steven Henebery and his brother Michael sampling the night’s catch of delicious prawns with me   Launching from Restoration Island quite late at about 7.20 am, the plan was to reach Haggerston Island 70 km awy that day. Currents were bad that morning, and […]
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Day 87, Tuesday, 14.04.2009

12.37 143.26 Restoration Island 45km on flat hot sea Dave Glasheen is taking good care of me. I will have the day off tomorrow I had called Dave Glasheen already in Cairns to announce my arrival on his island in ten days. Dave Winkworth gave me his address and phone number as a great pit […]
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Day 86, Monday, 13.04.2009

Sherrard Island. 60km, 7 am  to 3:30 pm. On light sea I passed the Night(mare) island with the lovely territorial resident. Pure nature here on low tide! Sherrard Island West and East   Sherrard Island was reached fast on that calm day via two lighthouse marks – Bow Reef and Waterwitch Reef. Again, it’s nice to […]
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Day 85, Sunday, 12.04.2009

13.29 143.43.  Morris Island.  55km 7 am to 4:30 pm. Lumpy sea with ugly strong quartering winds. Very warm water around the reefs. It was quite windy all night, and next morning I had to pack my boat in a sandstorm…almost time to call that day off! But it was not too bad…but a day […]
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