Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gale Force Winds on Bass Strait

The rising tides and worsening seas made it impossible for us to camp another night on the beach at East Cove. Last night we all had broken sleep, we were unable to sleep for more than a few hours at a time due to the winds shaking our tents, wondering with every gust whether the sand pegs would hold or not. This morning I found seaweed in my tent vestibule, left behind from the high tide and later found out that Brian actually had to move his tent because he had waves crashing over his feet. While considering our limited options, the Deal Island Caretakers; Wes and Ethel, graciously offered us the use of the old caretaker's house. This was an offer we couldn't refuse. Even with this delay, we still hope to catch up with our friends from the Queensland Sea Kayak Club, at the annual Rock and Roll event hosted by the New South Wales Sea Kayak Club.
(Editors note: These kind people even gave them a home-made beef stew, and together with hot showers and beds makes it a pretty nice holiday boys!)

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