|Day 71 - Saturday 05.02.11|
Yesterday would have been perfect for the crossing, but Tim had to wait for his replacement paddle to arrive from Christchurch. No matter, the weather was good to go for Saturday morning.
Tim's crossing was without incident, taking about 4 hours, after which he stopped for a break and then continued on to Waituna Bay on the western side of Stewart Island. Sixty three kilometres for the day wasn't a bad effort, and the sandflies were there to welcome Tim ashore.
A storm warning for the next few days will keep Tim ashore....there are no people on this part of the island, so he is going to get very bored.