PETA took a tumble today down a very steep sand dune with a resultant suspected rib fracture. :(
She had to call son to collect her from Mandalay Beach.
She is now out of the expedition. Linda continued on alone .
Bad day yesterday - emotionally and physically - hit the wall.
Today though it rained heavily all day -it was a good day- got through the mental and physical pain barrier and found my stride.
Made it to Peaceful Bay (20km) in 5 hours .
Got stranded trying to cross Irwin Inlet - the tide was in and there was no sand bar. Took my boots off, unbuckled my pack and started wading, but it was too deep. Got rescued by a nice man who launched a boat and came and collected me and took me across the inlet.
Glad to get under a hot shower at Peaceful Bay! Met up with Peta at peaceful Bay where she was resting her knee. She will continue with me again from Peaceful Bay.
Now half way between William Bay and Boat Harbour.
Emotionally a difficult day. Back is aching, feet are sore, calves are complaining over seemingly endless sand dunes.
Am looking forward to the hut tonight .