CAPE KIDNAPPERS AND GANNET TERRITORY

The morning was quiet and still as we let go from the Visitors Barth at the Napier Yacht Club at sunrise.  Motoring out of the channel we were accompanied by numerous day fishing boats, going out for their weekend catch.  A light westerly breeze set in and we were able to sail easily with just … Continue reading CAPE KIDNAPPERS AND GANNET TERRITORY

NAPIER – TIME TO MOVE ON

The visitors berth at the Napier Sailing Club has been wonderfully comfortable and the facilities enjoyable.  Numerous bars, cafes and restaurants along West Quay have enjoyed our patronage but it really is time to move on, further south. Napier City is a delightful place, very clean and well organised.  After coming from Auckland it is … Continue reading NAPIER – TIME TO MOVE ON

UNSCHEDULED SHORE LEAVE IN GISBORNE

All night the wind remained fickle as we slowly headed south towards Portland.  By 05:00 the wind started to pick up and an hour later was gusting 25 knots, the top end of the forecast range.  As we approached Portland the wind seemed to have increased more and the note in my log estimates it … Continue reading UNSCHEDULED SHORE LEAVE IN GISBORNE