For our first time in the ocean we head to Sydney's Pittwater & Broken Bay.
It was a fresh start to the day with the mercury hanging around in the low teens as we left our home in Sydney to take the M1 to Mooney Mooney Point baot ramp, apparently also referred to locally as The Ruins. We were both really amped up about the prospect of getting out into ocean and see nit only how our skis would handle the open water but also ourselves.
We headed to Sydney's Lower Blue Mountains and the Eureka camp ground for our first expedition with the Prado.
Leaving Sydney early on a Saturday afternoon meant that traffic was fairly light as we made our way down the M4, making good time getting to the campsite. Upon arrival; we commenced the process of lugging the gear the thirty or so metres from the car to the camp site in readyness for what was going to be a very chilly night in front of the camp fire. The first lesson was learnt shortly there after, and that is the importance of a check list, and more critically the importance of actually using it. Whilst we have a very thorough checklist in readyness for the departure of the Terra Australis-Girt by Sea adventure we belived it to be overkill for one short night in the wilderness. This was to turn out to be a fundamental mistake as to our horro we discovered that our sleeping bags and airbeds were safely tucked away at home. In the spirit of adventure, or indeed stupidity we decided that we would tough it out and make do with what we had.
We headed to Sydney's Callan Park, near Rozelle to play with our new DJI Phantom 2 + GoPro Hero 4
When we first conceptualised the Terra Australis-Girt by Sea expedition the first decisioon we made was that it would have to be thoroughly documented with a view to creating some of type of professional style video production. A variety of cameras would be used in the documenting process and one of those, we knew, had to be a drone mounted camera of some description.
We head out to the Hawkesbury River to put our PWC's in the water for the first time.
Nothing was going to stop the excitment of getting our skis wet for the very first time, even the icy waters and chilly evenings of a chilly Hawkesbury Winter. After picking up our skis from Sydney watercraft centre in Ermington, we headed down Victoria road towards the Hawkesbury.