PORT LEVY TO PORT UNDERWOOD -RIP AUTOPILOT

Stuck in Port Levy in a N’ly gale was depressing and I was feeling a bit despondent.  I have given myself a mental talking to, snap out of it and harden up. After studying the weather, it looked like I had an opportunity to head for Wellington or the Marlborough Sounds.  The forecast indicated I … Continue reading PORT LEVY TO PORT UNDERWOOD -RIP AUTOPILOT

SOUTHWARD BOUD, GREAT SAIL AND BECALMED

Wednesday morning opened flat calm and clear at Jacksons Bay.  The night only disturbed by the occasional ferry wash, gently rocking Truce, as the ferries passed along Tory Channel just outside the anchorage. The morning forecast was excellent with N’ly winds of 15 knots predicted down the Cook Strait and along the coast down towards Akoroa.  … Continue reading SOUTHWARD BOUD, GREAT SAIL AND BECALMED

COLD START TO WARM DAY IN THE SOUNDS

Wow it was cold this morning.  I awoke around four shivering, for the first time this year I put on a second blanket .  I was up again at six for an early start.  By six thirty we were clear of Cherry Tree bay, in morning twilight, motoring towards Clay Point.  The tide was against … Continue reading COLD START TO WARM DAY IN THE SOUNDS