Gosford to Koolewong – 19 Feb 20 – Mid week paddle
Participants: Jenny Newland, Carol Campbell, Geoff Cameron, Sandi Eyles, Peter Renkin, Alice De Gruchi, Val Walker, Judith Weaver, Sean, Rebecca Gleeson, Janelle Purvis, Trish Treagus, Colin North and Tim North
This was to be a paddle to Saratoga and return, but on arriving at the beach near the Gosford Sailing Club, we discovered a the weather had presented a a gnarly westerly wind of about 17 km/hr. A change of plan was called for and we decided to head straight into the wind to Point Clare and then proceed to Koolewong. Happily there was an area of calm at Point Clare but we were soon paddling with the brisk wind coming on our starboard side.
At Koolewong we were encouraged with the promise that the wind direction would shift and we would be able to fly back to Gosford. Sadly we had to trudge through a beam sea with little assistance from wind . But we all made it and can be congratulated on our performance.