Day 1... Takapuna send off and paddle to Waiheke

It was quite over whelming to see so many of you come out to support me this morning, THANK YOU so much to everyone who turned up, sent well wishes, or just had me in your thoughts.

I arrived safe and sound at Waiheke at about 12.30, had a bit of a tail wind and made great time.  I did however had a bit of a moment just past Rangitoto where a big large wave made me extremely wet...and woke me up!  Fortunately I managed to get back in easily.  So you can all stop worrying about me!

Off to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful island weather!


PS, heres the link to the tv3 news article...

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