Thursday, April 15, 2010

Temporarily Beaten by the Weather.

Due to rough sea and strong winds forecast for the next 7 days, we will be taking several days off while we wait for more favourable conditions. We've had big discussions with the people in the know in this area who say the nasty weather is here for a while. It is raining and very misty which would make it hard to see the shore as we would have to paddle over 1 kilometre out to avoid the large shore break. Just too dangerous to continue at this time. Urghhhh!!! Only 4 days to go!! We did enjoy a visit yesterday from Paul Gurney (a policeman at Whataroa) and his daughter. Paul offered us any assistance we might need. We had met Paul previously when he used to live up our way and it is good to renew past friendships. We have found everybody so happy to help. We are able to leave our gear here stored away and our thanks to all that have been so helpful. We are also receiving lots of messages on the blog and phone calls at home and will carry on with the blog when we get under way again.


steve said...

well done so far guys, watching from across the ditch.

steve in aussie

Ramirez said...

Wow you have achieved so much in the second section of the journey, we have loved reading all about the fun happenings and chance meetings. Take care, safe journey home.
Ramirez family

Anonymous said...

Hey you two, looks like the weather is going to come right for you,Wish I could be at Jackson Bay to welcome you in!!! Cheers,Ian.A.

Bill A said...

so near... the west coast does look bad over the next few days ... just keep fingers crossed for a big anticyclone.... i've got a bottle ready to open ... just waiting for those last mile to go by

Bill A