Goolwa Peer Paddle — 9 January 2022

Sunday 9th of January Peer paddle/sail inspired by Tresh. Four paddlers left Mundoo channel to take opportunity of the 8-10kt southerly to sail the 18km back in to Goolwa. The team launched by 11am where the winds were starting to pick up which made for good test of the sails as we left Mundoo Channel. Entering the Coorong across to barker knoll for quick look at the boat ramp and the shacks before the push to the Goolwa barrage. Winds were good and we quickly found ourselves traveling at 6-10kmh under sail. Before we knew it we were at the barrage ready for lunch. Tresh shared some Chi and freshly picked English mulberries which paired nicely with the cake Mark B bought along.

Going upstream through the lock was interesting as we hit rush hour after our long lunch. We crammed in the lock with 2 power boats one being the spirit of the Coorong. This of course was under guidance of the lock master. It made for a cozy passage. Once through we pushed the western bank to make our trip last that little bit longer. Not long after we passed the jet-ski landing one of the sails decided to malfunction. This led to Tresh becoming the human support for said sails. It worked quit well and before we knew it the day was done and it was time to wash and pack.

Special thanks to Tresh for being the coordinator, gear supplier, Caterer and Sail stay.