I’ve been meaning to go for a paddle across to Black Jack Bight (and nearby locations) for years now, and with the extra motivation of having a new flat earth sail installed on my Pace 17 thanks to the hard efforts of Roy, today was finally the day …
We were a small group – just Terry (the trip coordinator), Mark and myself and after an easy launch from Cremorne Beach and a brief stop at Cape Deslacs we had a very quick and smooth crossing to Black Jack Bight as Mark and I debated and discussed the world of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and zealots.
Black Jack Bight has a lovely little beach to land on, and once there we had a good poke around where I found not only what seemed to be the entryway to a secret hatch just like on Lost …
But I also found my very own Wilson …
We went for a bit of a play along the coastline after our early lunch stop and then bee-lined back to Cremorne, rafting up and letting me lift my sail and get a bit of practice in before exiting back at Cremorne around 2.30pmish, probably 5hours and 24kms after our departure.
It was an easy day with pleasant company and good paddling.
|beachcoming at black jack bight|
|Easy landing beach. Kayaks in the distance|
|The temptation to head off and explore ..|
Don’t know why I don’t do it more often.