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A reminder: why we organise tawe nunnugah

posted Jan 6, 2015, 11:31 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 11:39 AM ]
Ros Barnett writes:

'If one or two people set out from Cockle Creek in a little open boat with all their gear aboard determined to arrive in Sullivans Cove in ten days time they would have a difficult and potentially dangerous task in from of them, particularly if they weren’t familiar with the waters.  They will have organised food and water for the trip, and ways to replenish en route.  They will need to find camp sites for every night where they can safely moor or haul out their boat.  These intrepid travellers will need to keep a weather watch and regularly check the forecasts. When they are out in the middle of the southern channel and a squall hits them they will feel vulnerable.  If they are exhausted and becalmed and still a long way from shore they will long for a tow.  When they do reach the beach and set up camp they will be so tired by the time they have heated up their rations that they will crawl into their sleeping bags and barely notice that they are damp. Compare that with Tawe Nunnugah.'