Don’t you hate it as you watch your kayak/dingy drifting away from your boat, now the big questions is to jump or not to jump. Most cases I would jump, but one look into the Burnett river, and I hesitate, once, twice, three times, oh its to late, kayak is GONE…..I ponder to myself if it will return to me on the outgoing tide, or will it get hung up in the mangroves or stolen along the way, all a possible yes, yes and yes. But its my lucky day, as I yell up to a couple of boats in front of me, and the mighty yellow kayak is returned, disaster adverted, let the paddling commence!
Off to Mackay (not by kayak) , to do a delivery to Sydney with Jon Sanders, who himself has just completed his 8th circumnavigation at the start of this year, which is just one of his many sailing accomplishments to name. We will be living it up on a Beneteau 44 with all the mod cons as we cruise down the coral coast, through the Sandy Straights, broad water and down the NSW coast and into one of my favorite and most beautiful harbors in the world, Sydney.