Monday (the 16th), saw the seconding vehicle arrive around 1:30 pm, and the afternoon was dedicated to packing the C-Kayak for the 430km Paddling stage of the Expedition.
Tuesday morning saw everyone up at 4 am, with Devon and Jurie on the water by 5:30. The water level at the insertion point looked acceptable, the rest of day 1 was not to be so kind, with the boat leaking from 2 cracks it had sustained and the water level being low enough that the guys had to get out often to push. There was a thunderstorm on Tuesday after lunchtime, which the duo had to wait out. After which they began repairs to their damaged vessel.
Stage 1 of the paddlng is 110km, and should take them untill the 19th of December to complete.