Sea kayaking to Snake Island

We set out in our sea kayaks from Port Albert, east of Wilson’s Promontory National Park, and kayaked 22km to Snake Island. We set up camp on the beach, cracked a couple of beers and soon had a roaring driftwood fire. We had a great view of the final sunset of the southern summer. Daylight savings ended the next day and we begin the slow inexorable slide into the winter. We celebrated the end of the warm season with this fine adventure, circumnavigating Sunday Island and ending up back at Port Albert after a 33 km round trip.

Loading up the kayaks

Loading up the kayaks and making final adjustments in the car park at Port Albert

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

We had to navigate carefully using the tides and keeping to the channels to avoid getting beached on the sandbanks

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

The local crabs were fascinated by Chris

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

We landed at Snake Island after an easy 22km paddle

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

Kayaking is just an elaborate ruse to find a new place to drink beer

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

We settled down on the beach by a roaring driftwood fire to take in the sights

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

A great campsite amoung the dunes

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

Next morning the tide was out so we had a long drag down to the water

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

The crew returning for the second kayak

 

Sea kayaking to Snake Island

We had a great weekend adventure away from it all

 Map of our route

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