Field Notes: The Big Blue Paddle – Part 2

Photo: Terrene Black

Photo: Terrene Black

Field Notes: The Big Blue Paddle

The day after Christmas, Aussies Tony Miller-Greenman and Michael Leith set off on a 30-day journey down the the coast of Australia. Starting in Brisbane, with plans to finish at Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the duo is standup paddling 917 km (approximately 570 miles) in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
Check out the guys’ recap from the second leg of their journey:

Day 12: Emerald Beach – Sawtell, 30 km


An excellent day today.
We did a 30 km paddle, very happy with this effort today. We saw a couple of Hammerheads out on the water. We also saw dolphins and got some underwater footage. We were a paddling and people on the water asked us if we were from Brisbane…the word is getting out there!

Day 13: Sawtell – Nambucca Heads


Day 14: Nambucca Heads – South West Rocks


Day 15: South West Rocks – Crescent Head

We are having a great time discovering the east coast of Australia from the water. Come and share in our journey!

Day 16: Crescent Heads – Port Macquarie

A great day! The northeasterly winds made the paddle enjoyable and quick, and we were escorted into the port by Marine Rescue Port Macquarie. We were welcomed by Wayne from Stand Up Paddle Board Port Macquarie, who put on a delicious feed to help us refuel. And, he made a donation to Beyond Blue for the cause.

Day 17: Port Macquarie – Crowdy Head

Today’s paddle was absolutely epic. We managed to cover 50 km and are feeling pretty exhausted.
Stats:
500 km paddled
5 shark sightings


Day 18 – 19: Crowdy Head – Forester

We took it a bit easy today after our epic 50 km paddle yesterday and some unfavorable winds (and no, we are not talking about all the beans we have been consuming!).

Thanks to the great crew from Black Head Surf Life Saving Club for your support today. We really appreciate how well so many people have banded together and pitched in to help us support our cause.

Keep on Paddling!

Day 18 – 19: Crowdy Head – Forester


It was a nice couple of days covering the 35 km between Crowdy Head to Forster.

A massive thank you to Forster SLSC for their hospitality and also to Ross and the team at Jungle Surf for their generous donation!

Day 21: Seal Rocks to Port Stephens

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