Sunday, March 2, 2008

Escape from Fiordland....

2nd March
James writes:Knowing how much Babs wanted to get away from the rain and remoteness of Barns Bay we waited a long time for a message from her to say she was OK. A short brief message came at 10pm NZT to say she was Safe at Hanna´s Birdlings after a hard surf landing, I suspect this was in the evening light  with a 2m swell.
Babs now starts a new chapter having escaped after 6 days stranded alone in rain and wind from the remote Fiordland coast. The west coast will present it´s own problems including long exposed surf breaks and the notorius west coast sandflies, but the good news its a good forecast for the next days with variable winds under 10 knots and a relatively low surf swell of 1 to 1.5 meters. 
Special thanks to everyones comments and the Milford marine fishing radio community and of course again Meri who all took time to look out for Babs.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Babs, looking forward to escorting you into Westport over the Buller bar for beer and food.

March 2, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done. keep up the fighting spirit. Micke Lemmel

March 3, 2008 at 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Per Nordesjö said...

Strongt, Babs - det här fixar du.
Se upp för getterna, bara!

Nice backup with your frequent updates, James.

Per N

March 3, 2008 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Careful on those beach landings. One of them stole Freya's favourite paddle, and another tried to break her kayak!

March 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Babs. We've been following you all the way. John at MapWorld in Christchurch.

March 3, 2008 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go well Babs - you are admirable - I'm following your progress on my map. Ria

March 3, 2008 at 7:13 PM  

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