Day 13

Day of rest with sometimes heavy rain. We got everything out of the back of the ute. Much of it is wet but it has been repacked to make space. Visited Cronulla Beach and there is a spot in the corner near the rocks where I can get out relatively easily. The board riders are about 200m round the rocks and also 50m along the beach. Should be a nice little gutter at higher tide tomorrow.

GoPro problem was just the lead I think because is charging now.

Last night I was awake about midnight reflecting on the day’s excitement and decided to grade it.

1 = zero concern, 10 = lots of concern even fear.

Looking at seas at Stanwell Park                          8

Starting at rocks at Coalcliff                                    2

After first wave and the rudder locked             7

After sand came out of rudder second wave  2

Just making the big set                                             4

Paddling past Stanwell Park                                   3

One hour into isolated area                                   6

Two hours in                                                                 9

Coming inside bombie                                             7

Into Port Hacking                                                        1

Not sure whether to get off twitter. This is hard enough and a lot sacrificed without personal gain to want to see the negative tweets like those that came through this morning following the Illawarra Mercury article. . Maybe I’m just being a sook though, and need to brush off that sort of thing. Politicians cop it all the time and Phillip Adams reckons journos do too. Adventurers (this one anyway) are not strong outside their goal of getting from A to B. Note that the photographer didn’t get me falling out hee hee.

Tomorrow’s plan was to get around Kurnell, fuel up in the lee and then sprint up to Sydney harbor. Then again I am seriously considering postponing for another day. Thursday looks better if I go early

Wednesday 28 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds:    Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending southerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.

Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.  SwellEasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.

Thursday 29 January

Winds South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.

Seas1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.

Swell Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.

Ah ha late post: Critical tweets are from science deniers so don’t need to worry about people without clear intellectual processing abilities. Can’t find it in my heart to feel sorry for them though.