REDLAND BAY TO JUMPINPIN BAR - 2005


Cruise report - Redland Bay - Wednesday 18th May 2005.

At the May planning meeting Sam Waugh and Des Goss planned a mid-week cruise, and on Wednesday morning 18th May 2005 at 9:30am they met at Redland Bay near Weinam Creek. Angus had to work, but his friend Len Challen turned up with Angus’ Turbo Wedge 240.

Arthur Stead’s brother, Barry went along with Len as passenger and Danny Venn turned up with a Turbo Wedge 240, but couldn’t go out due to a belt misalignment problem.

So 3 craft headed off to Garden Island, then south to Karragarra Island, east to Stradbroke and right at Canaipa Point on Russell Island for the first soft drink break.

The trip south from here took them to Jumpinpin bar. Sam / Lorraine and Len / Barry ventured out across the sand spit of South Stradbroke Island to see the Pacific Ocean.

Des stayed on the bay and waited. Len suffered a skirt blowout when he hit a depression in the sand flats near the surf beach and this would have caused a serious delay were it not for Sam and Des’ extensive supply of tools and spare skirt segments. They decided to miss Tippler’s resort and instead headed back via the safest route. South along Crusoe and Kangaroo Islands then north past Cabbage Tree Point, Logan River mouth, Long Island, Pannikan Island and back to Weinam Creek by 3:00pm.

A fine cruise with sunshine, smooth seas, cool air temperature and a safe return.

Sam Waugh and Lorraine Brighton in a Renegade and Des Goss in a Turbo Wedge 225
Sam Waugh and Lorraine Brighton in a Renegade and Des Goss in a Turbo Wedge 225
Des Goss in a Turbo Wedge 225
The three craft stop for a break
The three craft stop for a break
Sam's Renegade following Des's Turbo Wedge 225
Des heading across the mudflats
Sam and Lorraine heading across the mudflats
Des Goss
Des Goss
Sam and Lorraine
Sam and Lorraine