Brisbane to Sydney by Kayak - Oct-Nov 2008

Tuesday 14th October

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We awoke to a 10 knot northerly which was of some concern but luckily it did not strengthen for a few hours. The wind had been blowing all night and our really early start did not get the calm conditions we had hoped for.

There was an ABC radio interview at 7.15am so I pulled into Woolgoolga. The trip from there to Coffs looked like it might be wet so I left the food behind, strapped two drink bottles to the deck and set out as fast as I could go.

Passing the big headland at Sandy Beach there was a lone observer watching. Thanks for coming if you are reading this.

Whales finally surfaced close enough to photograph. They were less than 100m away.

Coffs jetty was a very welcome site as the trip around Mutton Bird island was a bit scary with very choppy seas.

From Woolgoolga to Coffs took 3.5 hours and it was 27km. That is very fast traveling for a heavy sea kayak.

NBN, Prime, and the Coffs Advocate were there and I also did a long interview with Water Engineering so we were all really happy with the coverage. That was four major interviews in the day plus a 44km on the trip log.

We finally headed off from Boambee Creek (just before Sawtell) for a welcome celebration of the day's events.

Total trip log 415.9km - not bad in 10.5 days.

Day 11 Photos

ABC Radio interview

Move over seagulls

Excellent conditions

These came close

Passing Split Solitary

Coffs Jetty

NBN at Coffs - note personal media adviser

Prime at Coffs

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