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.


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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