VSKC Expedition Viewer - Sandy Robson - Stage 4 & 5
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Team Leader: Sandy Robson
Location: Germany to Australia Stage 4 & 5
Start Date: 05 November 2014
Grade: 0
Map Centre : -10, 150
Zoom Level: 7
Inset Map: Set
Connector Lines: No
Expedition Description
Sandy Robson (WA) paddles West Bengal, Bangladesh and beyond. Follow her progress all the way to the finish line in Australia. This is stage 4 and 5 of the journey.
Expedition Members
No Members, Just Sandy
On this Expedition...
Expedition Stats...
Total Distance: 11573 km
Paddling Legs: 368
Average/Day: 31.45 km/day
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Paddling Distances Over The Last 14 Legs...
Leg Details
August 18, 2016 Alotau, (-10.319430 , +150.458910) 0km
  -18-08-2016:- Alotau
August 17, 2016 Spotted, (-10.352810 , +150.642530) 0km
  -17-08-2016:- Spotted
August 16, 2016 Tawali Resort, (-10.267833 , +150.774650) 0km
  -16-08-2016:- Tawali Resort
Enjoyed a great arvo and afternoon in this magic place thanks to Mark and Tawali staff.
August 15, 2016 Spotted, (-10.285400 , +150.612883) 0km
  -15-08-2016:- Spotted
August 14, 2016 Spotted, (-10.213030 , +150.430570) 0km
  -14-08-2016:- Spotted
August 13, 2016 Spotted, (-10.132600 , +150.226960) 0km
  -13-08-2016:- Spotted
August 12, 2016 Spotted, (-10.080920 , +150.007810) 0km
  -12-08-2016:- Spotted
August 11, 2016 Spotted, (-09.770450 , +149.887517) 0km
  -11-08-2016:- Spotted
August 9, 2016 Boga Boga village, (-09.630030 , +150.012510) 20km
  -09-08-2016:- Boga Boga village
August 8, 2016 Mangrove fisherman camp, (-09.622510 , +149.851100) 20km
  -08-08-2016:- Mangrove fisherman camp
August 7, 2016 Coconut grove campsite, (-09.602670 , +149.699330) 33km
  -07-08-2016:- Coconut grove campsite
August 6, 2016 Kewansasap Village, (-09.566350 , +149.416367) 28km
  -06-08-2016:- Kewansasap Village
I am on my last day in Oro province and cross to Milne bay tomorrow. Today I followed the coast around from Uiaku until the wind got too strong. Now I will begin early morning starts to paddle in the calm part of the day.
August 5, 2016 Uiaku guest house, (-09.454517 , +149.202600) 36km
  -05-08-2016:- Uiaku guest house
Raining a lot now. Coming in through the surf in the river mouth was exciting. Tomlin escorted me from Awanen in his canoe.
August 4, 2016 Awanen Guest house, (-09.164550 , +149.260567) 19km
  -04-08-2016:- Awanen Guest house
August 3, 2016 Tufi resort, (-09.080660 , +149.316680) 19km
  -03-08-2016:- Tufi resort
August 2, 2016 Kwafurina Fiord, (-09.029540 , +149.249540) 26km
  -02-08-2016:- Kwafurina Fiord
I am perched on the hilltop in a thatched hut on a tiny island in the Fiord. Here I am staying at Smith and Ethel's guest house. Donald escorted me by canoe to Clarence's home where we had coffee, cake and giant oranges and a school kids welcome. Then Clarence accompanied me by canoe to here. This is kayak paradise!
August 1, 2016 Angorogho, (-09.029540 , +149.249540) 0km
  -01-08-2016:- Angorogho
Rest day, visited the skull cave by outrigger canoe.
July 31, 2016 Angorogho, (-09.022300 , +149.092120) 25km
  -31-07-2016:- Angorogho
The most wonderful welcome to Donald and Brenda's guest house with big sing sing and I was carried to the house in my kayak
July 30, 2016 Dereri at Mussa Point, (-09.054480 , +148.896610) 44km
  -30-07-2016:- Dereri at Mussa Point
Rest day
July 29, 2016 Kevi_, (-09.029220 , +148.544890) 19km
  -29-07-2016:- Kevi
Rest day
July 28, 2016 Oro Bay, (-08.897550 , +148.492600) 0km
  -28-07-2016:- Oro Bay
Rest day
July 27, 2016 Oro Bay, (-08.897550 , +148.492600) 13km
  -27-07-2016:- Oro Bay
July 26, 2016 Rave point, (-08.794190 , +148.474790) 47km
  -26-07-2016:- Rave point
July 25, 2016 Urugari village, (-08.511270 , +148.218980) 31km
  -25-07-2016:- Urugari village
July 24, 2016 Ambasi, (-08.269100 , +148.192320) 16km
  -24-07-2016:- Ambasi
Hosted by the health centre folks. Enjoyed a cup of tea with the kids, meeting the pet cuscus and fresh tuna dinner. I have been paddling quite conservatively the last few days and stopping early as the strong winds come in at 3.30pm to 5.30pm. I don't want to get stuck bashing into it too often. Tomorrow I hope to get down to Holnicote bay. Sandy.
July 23, 2016 Iwaia, (-08.153440 , +148.143140) 30km
  -23-07-2016:- Iwaia
This was not a great stop for me, wished I paddled past it. Definitively not a good place for female adventurers.
July 22, 2016 Mambututu, (-08.071280 , +147.988070) 12km
  -22-07-2016:- Mambututu
This was made very special for me by the Waide family. Fabulous sing sing and super hosts.
July 21, 2016 Gugumi, (-07.991640 , +147.938030) 30km
  -21-07-2016:- Gugumi
Emergency landing to stay at a camp by the river with simple poor people in ragged dirty clothes, my support crew seemed uncomfortable, I enjoyed the adventure there. The change over support boat from Oro didn't show up. Have to look for them tomorrow.
July 20, 2016 Bau Isl, (-07.884120 , +147.709760) 24km
  -20-07-2016:- Bau Isl
Got away a tad late after some delays from my support crew. The winds were not as favourable today and I arrived later than expected to Bau Isl. Mountains seem further inland now so the view was not as magical, but this is a dream island with only 2 people living here. Nelly and Sam are lovely people. I could easily stay 2 weeks, alas, just overnight and on to cross into Oro province tomorrow. Sandy
July 19, 2016 Morobe, (-07.768430 , +147.592190) 17km
  -19-07-2016:- Popsys guest house at Morobe station
Just a half day paddle today and then relax in the afternoon. Saw very large dolphin or very small whale today! Support boat motor is a bit "buggerup" as they say here, but they got a part in a village and fixed it. Heading to Bau tomorrow. Might make it further-on if wind is OK. Getting Oro province support boat at Eia. Sandy