trip days left: 60
distance left: 1274,7 km
Highlights: Easy river exit
Launch: River beach
Landing: Low surf
Dist: 43,3 km
Start: 5:45 End: 15:30
Last night, I was just asleep, I heard a bunch of motorbikes arriving on the sandy point just across a tiny river from my campsite. What the heck are they doing there at night? And as I woke fully, I felt my trustworthy Thermarest sleeping pad was almost flat, probably poked by one of those spiky grass ends I already had felt before. I listened to the bikers, what they were doing, fortunately one was happily whistling some song. Bad people have no songs…but I still didn’t dare to switch on light to check on my puncture.
I managed to find the leak in the light coming from the city, and with minimum light I was digging in my repair bag for the quick glue patches. Great things for repairing the pad. And then I heard the bikers leaving. Thank goodness. I patched the holes, using two patches now, and one last one close by early this morning. Now it seems to be good again.
I paddled easy out of the river mouth by turning sharp right after the breakwater, so I could avoid the confused water just straight ahead. On a regular”kayak play day” it might be fun to get straight washed out with the strong current right into this mess of water! Not today…some big swell waves later along the coast proved some strange conditions are happening here behind the islands after the river mouth. But the sea stayed relatively big all day, despite the surf looked manageable.
But I was to land on a small sheltered beach behind some rocks, joining a bunch of tourists enjoying their beach after noon with swimming and fishing. Not too many though, and I am having hope they would be all gone later. Maybe some hardcore fishermen will stay…but don’t bother me!