Before leaving Port WelshpoolRob White from Bermagui on the Far South Coast just sent us a series of photos from his successful solo crossing of Eastern Bass Strait.
A sequence from Rob's training - cracking a wave…..
…then flicking off before the crunch…..He paddled a Rockpool Taran, choosing the boat for the unique combination of rough water handling and speed. His reports back on the way the Taran handled the tough days is very encouraging, reinforcing what we already know about this very special kayak design.
Deal Island in sightHis dedication to preparation paid off, with a cruising average speed far in excess of the 4 knots he had planned, and a fast crossing of the eastern islands duly completed in great style. Rob completed the chain in eight days, leaving Port Welshpool on the