The Final day arrived!! After a harrowing day on Thursday…the 13kms paddled on Friday was a different story with light winds and milpond conditions as Des made it to Clayton with only 23kms to go!! it was great to share an encouraging phone call from IGF Chief Admin John Paul and The Amazing Irene Gleeson… Dinner at ‘Sails on Clayton’ (you’ve gotta try it) Des was ready for the final challenge.

He couldn’t have asked for better weather conditions as he followed the markers through the last part of the lake as it once again narrowed into the river and then the Murray Mouth.
He was overwhelmed as he came under the Hindmarsh Bridge at Goolwa cheered on by a boat load of strangers. As he came up towards the jetty he could see his grandson waiting “Puppa is coming in a boat, maybe, somewhere”, other supporters and …wait…. that’s…

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