Packing all our gear into this small aircraft?
The south coast of Tassie does not look like hospitable kayaking territory
Arrived at Melaleuka and ready to go. Moritz looks small compared to the doubles that were already waiting for us.
Leaving base early morning, Mt Rugby is the gateway towards Port Davey
Tasmanian channel markers, Boags for starbord, Cascade for port
The outer islands have a large covering of kelp on their base, For us it meant that you were unlikely to damage the kayak through the rock.
The water is brown and covered in foam. This is caused by tannin & essential oils washed down from the local plants into the creeks and from their into the sea.
The aged quartzite rocks provide a dramatic backdrop. Caves appear in the most unlikely locations.
This is a rather excellent day ...
But don't get too close to the breaksea islands.
Camp is wherever we feel home
The creek water looks like coke but is best quality drinking water
Getting ready for yet another day. Today going outside towards the south
I can't believe it's so still here
Glad there are no polar bears around
Now it is getting more exciting.
A bit of swell. Tasmania is in the back.
This isn't Sydney weather
An average weather day for tasmania. Wind is said to freshen later.
With wind increasing to 30+knots we flee back into boat harbour.
Evening at camp