Finished with (almost) a drama…proper update below.
The “civilized” coast is plastered with concrete and rocks!
Loc: lock before Anna Regina
Dist: 54,7 km
Start: 4:00 End: 16:50
I had announced to my friendly hosts I’d like to start early in darkness, as my goal was today to reach “civilization” at Anna Regina. There was one option to stay before, inside a small channel, clearly visible on Google Earth, but I had no idea what I could expect there!
Freya is currently closing in on Georgetown. She had some rough days lately with no energy left for regular blog updates.
She called this morning just before her departure from Wakenaam Island. ETA Georgetown today or tomorrow.
Back to muddy shallow water
Loc: Last beach at Shell Beach
Dist: 23,2 km
Start: 5:35 End: 12:30
I was actually tempted to take a rest day at this beautiful camp spot. It was Sunday again, and I had paddled again 6 days…but the forecast was good enough to tackle 20 km to the last sandy beach at Shell Beach, despite my Diarrhea called in again…why? No idea…yesterday it was good. But I had good appetite, ate a good breakfast and felt strong enough.