Day 4: Much better weather today, with clear skies and calm seas. Not much wind to go along with it either, which although not ideal, seemed more pleasant than what I'd endured so far. I took my time preparing to launch, waiting for high tide and for my clothes to dry out properly. I was much more optimistic about catching a fish today and as I made my way to the north - pedaling a lot of the way as wind constantly dropped out - I became more and more aware of the distinct lack of fish. Infact, I wasn't seeing much wildlife around at all. Up till now I'd seen no fish, no whales, no dolphins and only a single turtle. It was eerily quiet out there. I hadn't even seen any other boats. This was probably a good thing because by now I was nervous about seeing military vessels.
I passed over some 40km of water today to reach 'C2', which was supposed to be plan C of day 2. Being day 4 my progress was clearly shaping up to be slower than expected. By now I had started entertaining thoughts of shortening the trip due to this, thinking more realistically for the situation and now setting my sites on Airlie beach as a final destination. I landed in a picturesque cove on a bumpy surf landing to find less than average tent-pitching conditions amongst a gut-wrenching amount of discarded rubbish from boaters, sailors and fishermen who had passed through.