|Day 130 - Tuesday 05.04.11|
A quick update from Tauranga head office....Tim has now virtually completed the South Island, and depending on weather, hopes to cross to the North Island tomorrow.
Tim left D'Urville Island this morning in pretty average weather. He had planned to take the safer route round the top, but some local advice persuaded him to take the shorter but riskier trip through French Pass. All went well, and improving weather enabled him to push on to Titirangi Bay. As at this afternoon, he has paddled a total of 3,805 km, with 76 days on the water and 54 days stuck onshore, and an average of 50 km per paddling day.