Monday, March 24, 2008


Monday 24th March 2008
Babs made approximately 5pm Picton after an early start before sunrise from Guards Bay in the outer Marlborough Sounds. Several people paddled out to meet Babs on her way in including Paul. Waiting for her at Alan Bydes was Max Grant and Family, Harriet from Westport and numerous others that have either meet Babs on her way or have been following her trip.


Anonymous Tom said...

Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. I hope you have a relaxing time in New Zealand now that the hard work is over.

March 24, 2008 at 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Fjun said...

Grattis Babs. Ta igen dig ordentligt nu & njut av din prestation. Fjun

March 24, 2008 at 2:44 AM  
Blogger karel said...

babs congratulations to you, great achievment.

March 24, 2008 at 2:57 AM  
Anonymous Per Nordesjö said...

Congratulations, Babs!

You have definitely earned the honorary title "Amelia Earhart of the Seas".

Per N

March 24, 2008 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger the old folks at home said...

Congratulations, have been following you all the way. Now it's over to Justine and Barry to do the same.
All the best, have a nice rest.
The old folks from Blighty.

March 24, 2008 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger eriksjos said...

Bra jobbat! Grattis! /erik & pia

March 24, 2008 at 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Du har genomfört en prestation som kommer att inspirera till kajakfärder och friluftsupplevelser, stora och små.
Tack för det och grattis.


March 24, 2008 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Wonderful finish! Well done. Thanks for providing the blog so the folks like me at home could follow your trip. Enjoy the moment!

March 24, 2008 at 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Birre said...

Så cool - grattis grattis!! Kram Anders & Birre och Axel, Calle & Pytte

March 24, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Fantastic achievement, Babs! Congratulations and kia kaha!

March 24, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Diane Arthur said...

Well done Babs. We have followed your progress all the way and knew that you would do it.Congratulations from John & Diane Motunau Beach

March 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Bab's and thanks for organising your finish so well so we were able to kayak in with you on Easter Monday. It is truely a special and amazing thing you have done and I hope you are able to sit back and be well satisfied with your efforts. Hope to see you on the coast soon.
Harriet and Phil

March 24, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Contrats!! Well done!

March 24, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Gunilla said...

Stort grattis Babsan!

Du är vår idol :-)

Kramar! Gunilla & Per, Agnes & Karin

March 24, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Jette said...

Wow! Du har verkligen imponerat på mig och på många! Trodde absolut att du skulle klara det när du startade, men du har haft det väldigt tufft!

Men nu har du klarat det! Sträck på dig och känn dig som en riktig vinnare!

Grattis tjejen!!!!!

March 24, 2008 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

A Big Congrats again Babs it was a true honour to paddle in with you on your last stretch into Picton. Enjoy some rest & relaxation. Hope to catch up with you in Fiordland or in a few weeks at the Kask Forum.

Also Babs, James, thanks so much for setting up your blog, it's great to be able to follow a journey like this, which inspires us all to get out & explore.

Cheers, Melanie, Max & Margaret

March 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes great job James, the daily updates and good presentation made it is easy to keep up with Bab's journey. I felt I was a part of it just by checking in every day.

March 24, 2008 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger derrick said...

Hey,. . .knew you'd make it. Flippin Fantastic!

March 25, 2008 at 5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lysande och otroligt KUL! Det var roligt att lyssna till dig på Vildmarksmässan men ännu roligare att ha dig i mål :-)! Kram Ansi och Björn

March 25, 2008 at 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bra gjort!!

March 25, 2008 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hej Babs, GRATTIS!!!!!!
Vilket tufft fruntimmer!
Istället för att höras halfvägs runt jorden ser vi nu framemot en skön bastu med gott tysk öl och nagot franskt me dig i sällskapet på en öde ö i vår sjö som vi seglade runt hä isjakt!
Woffe + Randi

March 25, 2008 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Soffan said...

Hej Babs, Vad roligt att du äntligen har kommit fram. Vad fort du paddlar som en javla racermaskin.....Ska bli kul att ses och få höra lite mera smaskiga historier. Vi har följt med lite på vägen, men det känns inte som på riktigt, ska bli kul att se kort. Kram på dig.
Vi har det gott i Frankrike åker skider hela tiden, det tar inte stopp. kram igen

March 25, 2008 at 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been watching your journey all the way an amazing effort, congratulations from the McMahons and Hughes in Putaruru

March 25, 2008 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Gordon & Morag said...

Congratulations from the other side of the world in sunny Skye, Scotland.
Best wishes

Gordon & Morag

March 27, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home