The Namita Rose and her crew were forced to take to port yesterday afternoon at Ballina due to the huge storms around SE Queensland. The crew were able to take to the seas again this morning at 10:30am — late because the tide over the bar was against us leaving any earlier. At 12:35pm they were passing the most Easterly point of the country at Byron Bay and at 2:25pm they were at Coolangatta. The boat has put in to port at Tweed Heads for tonight. Making great progress so far, everyone please keep your fingers crossed for lovely, smooth seas for the next week or so. We have been told the story will be on ABC TV news tonight at 7pm — check it out. We were on the midday news on ABC TV today as well — our first national TV appearance!!!! Thanks to NBN and Prime for following our story as well.
Thursday, November 9, 2006