On the kayaking expedition there is plentiful fresh food, fruit and vegetables. Most meals include flat bread wraps with filling.
Worls Expeditions promised try and supplement the packaged foods with freshly caught fish. Sadly, the only fishing line taken fell overboard during the crossing from Lucinda to Hinchinbrook Island which was on the first day!
The crossing from Goold Island to Wheeler Island was by far the longest and there was a support yacht circling us all the way for safety reasons. Fortunately, they carried cold beers with fresh meats and cheese which was appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed by all wearied paddlers!
On the morning of our departure from Goold Island I asked the tour leader which way are we heading?
He pointed out to sea and replied "That way". I remarked that there was no land to be seen to which he responded " You'll see it when you reach cross the horizon!"
And so off we went and began the longest stretch of this journey, a 15km ocean crossing where the waters were no longer sheltered and protected by the imposing presence of Hinchinbrook Island and Mount Bowen.
The wind and waves had picked up along the way here, making for a long and very wet day of paddling. Fortunately, there was a support yacht circling us for the entire crossing to ensure our safety of this lengthy leg of the journey... and also to supply us with a few well deserved cold beers at days end on dry land ;~)
Wheeler Island is a part of the southern group of islands in the Family Islands group and is located approximately 15km’s north of Goold Island.
This island is deemed a sensitive location and visits are limited to 2 per week. To spend a whole day and night here is a both a privilege and a pleasure.