Day 16, Monday 02.02.2009

The NSW South Coast Mafia, Lawrence Geoghegan (TITS III Antarctica) and David Winkworth, aka “Crocodile Winkie” in Lawrence workshop Lawrence working on my fragile epic kayak in “Lawrie” style…   And Lawrie *did* repair my epic boat…as Peter Provis work on my broken seat proved unsuccessfully not to last  too long as time pressure didn’t let it harden [...]
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Day 15, Sunday 01.02.2009

A wet, but still “black” Traveller’s Tree silk scarf plus Blu Bandoo visor works well to cool my head down. I don’t like hats, as my hair has to go in a bun first. Therfore this strange bump on the back of my head…And I’m not fiddling with sunglasses on the water.   Launching late again […]
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Day 14, Saturday 31.01.2009

The lycra rash-guard I was wearing the last two weaks was giving me a nice salt water rash…   I need to try some different paddling top…Peter Provis gave me one of his thermals, and I hope the next days my skin will look better…the rash was there already the first days, but developed pretty badly […]
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Day 13, Friday 30.01.2009

Lighthouse at Point Hicks   Launching erly again at 6am, not sure what the day will bring again as for the wind…forecast as usual, mornings light to moderate headwinds, afternoon strong… i was bit short of fresh water for another night out there on the beach, and I was happy to get a fishíngboat coming […]
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Day 12, Thursday 29.01.2009

View from top of the dune ridge into the marsh hinterland view from top of the dune ridge to the sea I was launching from the Ewing marsh early that morning, to get a bit of quiet wind on paddling. A quick climb onto the dune ridge to get a look what’s behind had to satisfy […]
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Day 11, Wednesday 28.01.2009

On the road (water) again…   Mick McRobb loaded my boat on his work van, and off we go, quite a bit of a drive from Barnsdale to Lakes Entrance again that early morning. On the way I had a live radio interview with Brandon from ABC radio – has anybody heard it? As I […]
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Day 10, Tuesday, 27.01.2009

Mick McRobb and Lyn Stephenson with their lively lovely Dachshound-puppies…sweet kind of dogs! i grew up with two Dachshounds… Thanks to both hosting me on that first pit stop! It was useful for office work, and a relief for my sore body…    Peter Provis in Mallacoota already called on my mobile for being ready […]
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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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