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    2018 - 07.03

    Mates4Mates kayaking crew are awaiting good weather before leaving their camp at Flinders Island.DANGEROUS weather conditions have stalled the voyage of 12 kayakers travelling across Bass Strait.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The kayaking troupe, members of ex-military personnel support organisation Mates4Mates, left Little Musselroe Bay on March 14.

    The paddle to Victoria should have taken about nine days in calm conditions.

    A Mates4Mates volunteer yesterday said the crew was stationed on the north coast of Flinders Island while awaiting a break in the weather.

    Volunteer Hayley Roberson said fresh rations were supplied to the group, which is expected to resume its trek on Saturday.

    ‘‘They won’t take off unless it’s safe to do so,’’ Ms Roberson said.

    ‘‘If they leave on Saturday, with good weather, they should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.’’

    The crew will have enough dehydrated rations to last them 10 days after they depart.

    Ms Roberson said rations, including dehydrated honey and soy chicken, beef, veal and vegetables, would be prepared on gas cookers while at sea.

    She said the kayakers were enjoying the hospitality of island residents while staying at Palana.

    The crew includes two team leaders and 10 ex-military personnel.

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