The paddles from Lendal are finally in NZ customs waiting to be processed, Kayak skirts from Rasdex are being made and will be here along with our food supplies form Back country cuisine.
Dave flies into the country today, however I have two great mates getting married today and I am a Groomsmen, so I am unable to be there to pick up dave and all the equipment he is bringing. hopefully he will be able to stay with some friends of mine till the wedding events are all over.
Another tropical cyclone has just come through, the third in 20 days, next week will finally be action stations, with our Kayaks getting kited out, gear being packed , food being rationed, charts plotted, electronics checked.
unfortunately the Folding Trak Kayak is out, while paddling in the surf on the Great Barrier island a week ago, i did some damage to the boat, and it has become apparent that in this challenging coast line of NZ, i can not afford to gamble with the boats abillity to carry a full load, Deal with heavy surf breaks day after day, and stay in an operational state. the boat is amazing, though i have to made the hard decision that this adventure may be just out of its range, and there is too much at stake.
more adventures to be had with the Trak later however, and it is still a great option for use on short legs for guest paddlers who may want to join us.