Brisbane to Sydney by Kayak - Oct-Nov 2008

Monday 20th October

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There was a light south westerly blowing as I set out from Hallidays Point. Just one wave wet my sunglasses and gave me a soaking but that is all it takes.

The 13km trip across to Forster was quite eventful with thousands of birds and even a few dolphins providing an escort. On the way the wind moved to the south so I was very pleased to be heading into the lakes.

As the wind strengthened and moved south east it was clear that it would have been impossible to be out at sea. Even on Wallis Lake it was wet and bouncy. It was 20km to the end of the lake with lots to see most of the way. The highlight was the swans but the whole oyster lease section is interesting.

The 14km walk to Myall Lakes was hot and had a couple of annoying hills so the sight of the lake at 5.00pm was very welcome.

Total for the day was 47km making 107km for two days - not bad in any language.

We are staying with John and Noreen Jones in Forster. They are the parents of Bryce where we stayed the first night of the trip.

Newcastle is scheduled for 6.00pm Wednesday so there will be no backing off. That's OK though because the old body is feeling strong and tough.

Day 17 Photos

Leaving Hallidays Point

Escort towards Forster

Into Forster


Lake Wallis Oysters


Swan breeding grounds

Leaving Lake Wallis

Smiths Lake

Myall Lakes

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