Progress report 12/28/07 Friday

Freya clears Greymouth River Bar in large seas. Photo by Paul Caffyn

Weather update from Karel Vissel:
Sat mrng s 2 to3bft noon w 3bft aft sw 4bft seas 3.50 swell 1.90 frm w

Update Received from Paul Caffyn:
Freya cleared the Greymouth River bar this morning – 28 Dec 2007 – at approx. 8.45am.
Satellite Text Messages Received from Freya:
42.02 171.22 Woodpecker Bay TV3 filmed yesterday & launch today, good run out of Grey River. Still roughish sea. Nice sunny SANDFLYFREE camp here.

Sun mrng se 2 to 3bft noon w 2 to3bft aft sw 3bft seas 2 .40 to 1.80 swell 1mtr frm w

Intermittent breakers on the bar but Freya managed a clean run out to sea without getting her hair wet.

Big seas, but no wind so swell will subside as the day wears on.


There will be some footage about my trip on New Zealand’s Saturday TV3 news. My new paddle will arrive tomorrow. Thanks to Epic!